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(English) A part of fisheries theory that suggest that at low population sizes changes in growth, size and age at maturity, fecundity or survivorship will result in increased recruitment, also: 1)management activities that replace all or part of fish stocks or their habitat lost through development or other activities, 2)mechanism by which the effect of one factor on a population tends to be counteracted or compensated for by a consequential change in another factor, e.g. compensatory growth, reduction in egg production may be compensated for by an increased survival rate of eggs. (See also: depensation, recruitment)

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