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Data set name

Fishery potential of north eastern Atlantic squid stocks (Southern Portugal), 1991-92

Data holding centreUniversity of Algarve, Aquatic Resources Science and Technology Unit
CountryPortugal  Portugal
Time periodFrom January 1991 to 30 June 1992
OngoingNo
Geographical area

2 sites (Quarteira and Albufeira) from Southern Portugal

Observations 
Parameters

Fish morphology, age and physiology; Fish abundance in water bodies; Fish taxonomy-related counts; Fish and shellfish catch statistics; Fish behaviour; Fishery characterisation

Instruments

Pelagic trawl nets

Description 
Summary

The purpose of the project 'Fishery Potential' of North Eastern Atlantic Squid Stocks' (no. MA 1.146) was to improve understanding of the basic life cycle biology of loliginid squid in the North Atlantic area, thereby providing a basis for multinational management of these increasingly valuable resources. The study involves investigations on stock identity and geographic variation using detailed morphometric measurements, studies of population and reproductive ecology, and an evaluation of squid fishing, including comparative trials of gear and a preliminary economic analysis.

OriginatorsUniversity of Algarve, Aquatic Resources Science and Technology Unit
Availability 
OrganisationUniversity of Algarve, Aquatic Resources Science and Technology Unit
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactUCTRA
Address

University of Algarve, Aquatic Resources Science and Technology Unit
Campus de Gambelas Ed. 2 - Piso 1,
Faro
Faro
8005-139
Portugal

Telephone+351 289800995
Facsimile+351 (0)289 818353
Emailinfoccmar@ualg.pt
Administration 
Collating centreIHPT, Hydrographic Institute
Local identifier15023001
Global identifier2240
Last revised2009-10-30