Adaptive response of Peruvian Hake to overfishing

Compensatory mechanisms of the Peruvian hake population (Merluccius gayi peruanus) in response to heavy exploitation and changes in species interaction are discussed. Changes in the rate of cannibalism, diet composition, maximization of fecundity and behavioral adaptation are noted.


Mendo, C.W., Carrasco, R.G. (2000)
NAGA 23(1): 24-28