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General
Data set name

Biological data of bivalvia of 'Santo-Cristo' coastal lagoon (S. Jorge), Azores (1985 - 2009)

Data holding centreUniversity of Azores, Department of Oceanography and Fisheries (IMAR network)
CountryPortugal  Portugal
Time periodFrom June 1985 to October 2009 (monthly data on the catches from 1991 onwards)
OngoingNo
Geographical area

'Santo-Cristo' coastal lagoon, S. Jorge Island, Azores

Observations 
Parameters

Zooplankton and zoobenthos morphological parameters; Zoobenthos dry weight biomass; Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related counts; Zooplankton and zoobenthos development stage parameters

Instruments

Benthos samplers

Description 
Summary

The clam population (Ruditapes decussatus) of the coastal lagoon of 'Santo-Cristo' in S. Jorge island, is exploited artisanally, and is of great importance locally. Data on the morphometry and reproduction of this species have been regularly recorded. Now, the exploitation of this small resource is controlled by annual licences.

OriginatorsUniversity of Azores, Department of Oceanography and Fisheries (IMAR network)
References

Santos, R. S., and Martins, H. R. (1985) Observacoes sobre as condições ecológicas da Lagoa do Santo Cristo (Ilha de São Jorge). Relatorio. DOP/UA: 8pp., ; Santos, R. S., and Martins, H. R. (1986) Observacoes sobre as condições ecológicas da Lagoa do Santo Cristo (Ilha de São Jorge): II. Perfis de profundidade, distribuicao das ameijoas e parametros bio-quimicos das aguas. Relatorio. DOP/UA: 10pp., ; Santos, R. S., and Martins, H. R. (1988) Estudos sobre as condições ecológicas da Lagoa do Santo Cristo (Ilha de São Jorge) em especial da sua amêijoa. Oral Communication, International Symposium "7ª Semana das Pescas dos Açores", Horta, Faial, Azores, Portugal, Relatório: 159-173., ; Santos, R. S., Goulart, E., and Monteiro, L. R. (1990) Abundância e crescimento da amêijoa Tapes decussatus na Lagoa do Santo Cristo: Aspectos da sua conservação e exploração. Oral Communication, International Symposium "9ª Semana das Pescas dos Açores", Horta, Faial, Azores, Portugal, Relatório 1989: 259-286.,

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 identifier15037017
Global identifier2299
Last revised2015-09-10