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Data set name

Azorean tuna fishery statistics (1950 - 2009)

Data holding centreUniversity of Azores, Department of Oceanography and Fisheries (IMAR network)
CountryPortugal  Portugal
Time periodFrom 1950 (catch) or 1979 (biological) to 2009
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Azores EEZ

Observations 
Parameters

Fish morphology, age and physiology; Fish abundance in water bodies; Fish taxonomy-related abundance per unit area of the bed; Fish taxonomy-related counts; Fish and shellfish catch statistics; Fish non taxonomy-related morphology; Fish non taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column; Fish behaviour; Fishery characterisation

Instruments

Pelagic trawl nets

Description 
Summary

Tunas represent the main fishery in the Azores, with annual catches from 12000 to 15000 metric tonnes. Biological sampling started in 1980 and are regularly collected.

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+351 292 200 411
Emailpereira@dop.uac.pt
Administration 
Collating centreIHPT, Hydrographic Institute
Local identifier15037003
Global identifier2285
Last revised2015-09-03