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Boarfish Acoustic Survey Cruise Report 10 July – 31 July, 2013
O’Donnell, C.; Farrell, E.; Nolan, C.; Campbell, A.
From the early 1970s the abundance of boarfish (Capros aper) was seen to increase exponentially and distribution spread increasingly northwards along the western seaboard and Bay of Biscay (Blanchard and Vandermeirsch, 2005). This survey represents the third dedicated research survey for boarfish in the time series. The commercial fishing vessel MFV Felucca (as in 2011), an active participant in the fishery, was equipped with a calibrated scientific echosounder (Simrad EK 60) and transducer within a towed body. Data from this survey, in addition to the extensive biological research carried out on this species, forms part of a larger program aimed at increasing the knowledge of this species and its abundance outside of the commercial fishery. Data from this survey will be presented for inclusion into the ICES Planning Group meeting for International Pelagic Surveys in January 2014 (WGIPS) and for the ICES assessment Working Group for Widely Distributed Stocks (WGWIDE) meeting in August 2013.
Keyword(s): Acoustic survey
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Type: Other
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Language(s): English
Institution: Marine Institute
Citation(s): O'Donnell, C., Farrell, E., Nolan, C., Campbell, A. 2013. Boarfish Acoustic Survey Cruise Report 10 July – 31 July, 2013. Marine Institute
Publisher(s): Marine Institute
First Indexed: 2013-11-19 11:02:45 Last Updated: 2018-02-15 07:01:54