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General
Data set name

Acoustic Survey Stations in the North Atlantic

Data holding centreMarine Institute
CountryIreland  Ireland
Time period1999-2015
OngoingYes
Geographical area

North Atlantic Ocean. Celtic Sea. West coast of Ireland.

Observations 
Parameters

Date and time; Fish and shellfish catch statistics

Instruments

Pelagic trawl nets; acoustic tracking systems

Description 
Summary

Acoustic surveys are generally carried out on spawning and pre-spawning aggregations of fish. Outside of the spawning season many pelagic species are generally very scattered over a large geographical area and difficult to detect using acoustic methods. A cruise track is first formulated with data from previous surveys, commercial catch data and the help of the fishermen and fishing industry. This is the spatial dataset of haul locations undertaken during survey.

OriginatorsMarine Institute
Data web sitehttp://www.isde.ie/#/63c49686-11f6-48ce-9ea0-de9fb19bb1d8
Availability 
OrganisationMarine Institute
AvailabilityLicence
ContactCiaran O'Donnell (Scientific and Technical Officer)
Address

Marine Institute
Rinville Oranmore
Co. Galway


Ireland

Telephone+353-91-387200
Facsimile+353-91-387201
Emailinstitute.mail@marine.ie
Administration 
Collating centreMarine Institute
Local identifierf0c32fbe-4c5c-11df-9879-0800200c9a66
Global identifier1938
Last revised2015-09-14