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Data set name

Acoustic Survey Trawls

Data holding centreMarine Institute
CountryIreland  Ireland
Time periodAcoustic Survey has been taking place as an annual survey since 1999.
OngoingYes
Observations 
Parameters

Date and time; Fish and shellfish catch statistics

Instruments

Pelagic trawl nets

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 the Acoustic Survey trawls.

OriginatorsMarine Institute
Data web sitehttp://www.marine.ie/home/publicationsdata/Requestfordata.htm
Availability 
OrganisationMarine Institute
AvailabilityLicence
ContactTrevor Alcorn (Scientific & Technical Officer)
Address

Marine Institute
Rinville Oranmore
Co. Galway


Ireland

Telephone+353-91-387200
Facsimile+353-91-387201
Administration 
Collating centreMarine Institute
Local identifierf0c32fc0-4c5c-11df-9879-0800200c9a66
Global identifier1940
Last revised2010-04-26
StatusDeprecated