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Workshop on Sexual Maturity Staging of Herring (Clupea harengus) and Sprat (Sprattus sprattus)

 

 

WKMSHS2WKMSHS2TrueCindy van Damme, Joanne SmithEOSGcindy.vandamme@wur.nl, joanne.smith@cefas.co.ukWorkshop on Sexual Maturity Staging of Herring (Clupea harengus) and Sprat (Sprattus sprattus)

Workshop on Sexual Maturity Staging of Herring (Clupea harengus) and Sprat (Sprattus sprattus)

​​​​​​​​​​The workshop will address the following: 

a ) has the goal of assessing the usefulnes of the maturity scale agreed in 2011 and the conversion to and from other scales used in the different labs/institutes;

b ) to validate the criteria and descriptions to classify maturity stages of the 2011 scale which takes into account the difficulties and / or inconsistencies of the maturity scales in use in different labs;

c ) to calibrate staging of herring and sprat using fresh fish between the different laboratories;

d ) to calibrate staging of herring and sprat following the pattern of trial-discussion-retrial using photographs, following the pattern of trial-discussion-retrial;

e ) to validate with histological analysis the macroscopic maturity stage, mainly the resting stages that are incorrectly classified as immature.

f ) to address the generic ToRs adopted for maturity staging workshops (see 'WGBIOP Guidelines for Workshops on Maturity Staging'). 


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