The Yellow Sea cod is enclosed by land and by warm subtropical waters (Zhang, 1984; Grant et al., 1987). Gong et al (1991) showed restricted gene flow between the Yellow Sea cod and cod in the Sea of Japan.
Song et al. (2016) identify three genetically distinct populations (Yellow Sea; Sea of Japan & Eastern Hokkaido; Okhotsk Sea) and suggest that there should be three management units.
Within FishSource, the term "fishery" is used to indicate each unique combination of a flag country with a fishing gear, operating within a particular management unit, upon a resource. That resource may have a known biological stock structure and/or may be assessed at another level for practical or jurisdictional reasons. A fishery is the finest scale of resolution captured in FishSource profiles, as it is generally the scale at which sustainability can most fairly and practically be evaluated.
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