breeding season

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breeding season

the period of the year during which the female comes into reproductive condition.
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Another recent study also noted a 20-percent decrease in fish caught last year during and after the closed season.
A simple protocol was developed to incorporate observers into normal fishing operations onboard charter boats 1) to provide estimates of effort, catch, and discard variables on trips that targeted reef fishes, 2) to characterize changes in fishing behavior and catch for both open and closed seasons for red snapper, and 3) to examine differences in the size and age composition of discarded red snapper for both open- and closed-season trips.
Numerous anglers, fishing clubs and tackle shops have expressed their support for the action in an attempt to force the EA to rethink the closed season.
No closed season. License required for nonresidents.
In Florida, authorities instituted a six-month closed season on lobsters due to fears of overfishing.
Angling could be about to witness a dramatic change of heart regarding the closed season following the announcement that the Environment Agency is to launch an official study into all year round fishing.
"The bus is not ours and gets used for ordinary hires during the closed season and it is up to the bus company to use it how they see fit."
The Ghana National Canoe Fishermen Council has come out vehemently opposed to last month's closed season declared by the Minister for Fisheries and Aqua Culture Development, Elizabeth Afoley Quaye.
The three-month closed season is designed to give time for sardines, mackerels, and herrings to properly reproduce.
The Bfar noted that the sardine closed season was initiated by stakeholders and the government in 2011.