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Data set name

Belgian technical fisheries research data from North Sea, English Channel, Irish Sea, Bristol Channel and Celtic Sea (1962 onwards)

Data holding centreInstitute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research, Animal Sciences Unit - Fisheries
CountryBelgium  Belgium
Time periodFrom 1962 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

EC waters visited by Belgian fishermen (mainly ICES areas IVb,c, VIIa,d-g) i.e. North Sea, English Channel, Irish Sea, Bristol Channel and Celtic Sea

Observations 
Parameters

Fishery characterisation; Acoustic noise in the water column

Description 
Summary

Data covering various topics of technical fisheries research, such as: a) gear design and development; b) selectivity; c) netting materials; d) environmental impact of fishing gear; e) catch handling equipment; f) safety and working conditions on fishing vessels; g) underwater noise generated by trawls and trawlers in relation to the fish catching process; and h) wrecks and obstacles on the sea bed.

OriginatorsCentre of Agricultural Research - Ghent, Sea Fisheries Department
Availability 
OrganisationInstitute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research, Animal Sciences Unit - Fisheries
AvailabilityUnrestricted
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 identifier11013004
Global identifier1013
Last revised2015-09-02