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General
Data set name

Biological and statistical data on the Azorean swordfish fishery (1980 - 2009)

Data holding centreUniversity of Azores, Department of Oceanography and Fisheries (IMAR network)
CountryPortugal  Portugal
Time periodFrom 1980 (catch); 1984 (biological) to 2009
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Azores EEZ

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

Swordfish is a recent and growing fishery in the Azores, with annual catches around 500 metric tonnes. Biological sampling and fishery data are regularly collected. Collection of data includes other billfishes.

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 identifier15037004
Global identifier2286
Last revised2015-09-03