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Data set name

Belgian estimates of various demersal fish stocks in North Sea, English Channel, Celtic Sea and Irish Sea (1970 onwards)

Data holding centreInstitute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research, Animal Sciences Unit - Fisheries
CountryBelgium  Belgium
Time periodFrom 1970 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

North Sea (cod, whiting, sole and plaice), English Channel (sole and plaice), Celtic Sea (sole and plaice), Irish Sea (sole and plaice)

Observations 
Parameters

Fish and shellfish catch statistics; Fishing by-catch; Fishery characterisation

Description 
Summary

The data collected as part of the ICES assessment of commercial fish stocks. Data are collected on a random basis at the three Belgian fishing harbours Zeebrugge, Oostende and Nieuwpoort and at sea on research cruises directed on juveniles and adults (only in the Southern Bight of the North Sea). Data are quarterly processed as population assessments. Individuals per stock samples are as follows: about 1000 per stock for ageing and about 4000 per stock for measuring (survey data not included). Data are processed annually in the appropriate ICES Working Groups.

OriginatorsCentre of Agricultural Research - Ghent, Sea Fisheries Department
Availability 
OrganisationInstitute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research, Animal Sciences Unit - Fisheries
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactHans Polet
Address

Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research, Animal Sciences Unit - Fisheries
Ankerstraat 1
Oostende

8400
Belgium

Telephone+32 59 34 22 50
Facsimile+32 59 33 06 29
Emailhans.polet@ilvo.vlaanderen.be
Administration 
Collating centreBelgian Marine Data Centre (BMDC)
Local identifier11013003
Global identifier1012
Last revised2015-09-02