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General
Data set name

Ichthyological Data Set (since 1925; DQC-CMS involved)

Data holding centreInstitute of Fishery Resources (IFR)
CountryBulgaria  Bulgaria
Time period1925 - ongoing
OngoingYes
Geographical area

1932-1991 - 90 miles off coast, from 1991 - 30 miles off capes of Kaliakra, Galata and Emine, Varna and Burgas bays and Varna and Beloslav lakes

Observations 
Parameters

Fish taxonomy-related abundance per unit area of the bed; Fish taxonomy-related counts; Fish non taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column; Fish behaviour

Description 
Summary

These data sets include continuous data for 4 fish species: Sprattus sprattus, Engraulis encrasicolus, Merlangus merlangus; Trachurus mediterraneus ponticus; information with some gaps for - Psetta maxima. Data sets include information about: fish length, weight, age, sex, maturity, condition factor, growth, recruitment, fish stock density (some from acoustic records), statistics for catches and biochemical and genetic analyses. Observations are made weekly in general (irregular since 1932, regular since 1953). For some species the oldest info is from 1925.

OriginatorsInstitute of Fishery Resources (IFR)
Data web sitehttp://www.ifrvarna.com
Availability 
OrganisationInstitute of Fishery Resources (IFR)
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactDaniela Petrova
Address

Institute of Fishery Resources (IFR)
4 Primorski Blvd P.O. Box 72
Varna

9000
Bulgaria

Telephone+ 359 52 632 065
Facsimile+359 52 632066
Emailifr@abcis.bg
Administration 
Collating centreBulgarian National Oceanographic Data Centre(BGODC), Institute of Oceanology
Local identifier38005004
Global identifier1064
Last revised2015-08-26