DNA shows who eats whom


A team of scientists from the AZTI Technology Centre has developed a novel way of better understanding the interdependency of fish species

Fisheries management is increasingly looking at a more holistic approach to stock sustainability, considering not only abundance of fished species but also how these interact with other species, namely who eats and competes with whom.

Researchers at AZTI have developed a way to tell five Bay of Biscay species apart using DNA from the stomachs of fish.

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