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General
Data set name

Database on the Azorean fisheries (1972 onwards)

Data holding centreUniversity of Azores, Department of Oceanography and Fisheries (IMAR network)
CountryPortugal  Portugal
Time periodFrom 1972 onwards (in some islands regular registrations began later)
OngoingYes
Geographical area

All the EEZ of the Azores Archipelago

Observations 
Parameters

Fish abundance in water bodies; Fish taxonomy-related abundance per unit area of the bed; Fish taxonomy-related ash-free dry weight biomass per unit area of the bed; Fish taxonomy-related counts; Fish and shellfish catch statistics; Fishery characterisation

Instruments

Pelagic trawl nets

Description 
Summary

The pelagic fishery of tunas and horse mackerel and the demersal fishery are the two main groups in the Azorean fisheries. The landings of demersal fishery have been increasing in the last years, reaching almost 4 thousand metric tonnes. This increase is due to the effort made in the development and modernization of the fleet. The landings of pelagic fish vary from year to year, related to the oceanographic conditions. The landings of tunas reach, in some years, 10 thousand tonnes.

OriginatorsUniversity of Azores, Department of Oceanography and Fisheries (IMAR network)
Availability 
OrganisationUniversity of Azores, Department of Oceanography and Fisheries (IMAR network)
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactNot supplied (Director of the Department (DOP/UA))
Address

University of Azores, Department of Oceanography and Fisheries (IMAR network)
Rua Prof. Dr. Frederico Machado
Horta

9901-862
Portugal

Telephone+351 92 22988/22944/23460/22945
Facsimile+351 292292659
Emailpereira@dop.uac.pt
Administration 
Collating centreIHPT, Hydrographic Institute
Local identifier15037001
Global identifier2283
Last revised2009-10-30