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General
Data set name

Horse mackerel from the Portuguese continental coast (1970-)

Data holding centreNational Institute of Fisheries Research Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e das Pescas (INIAP) Former IPIMAR
CountryPortugal  Portugal
Time periodFrom approximately 1970 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Portuguese continental coast

Observations 
Parameters

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

Instruments

Pelagic trawl nets

Description 
Summary

The dataset comprises horse mackerel catch in number at age; mean length at age and mean weight at age and by quarter and area have been estimated since 1984. Landing details include length composition by quarter and area (north, centre and south of the Portuguese coast) and maturity at age. Catch per unit of effort was calculated. This information, based on commercial samples in harbours and survey cruises, is used in the stock assessment.

OriginatorsNational Institute of Fisheries Research Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e das Pescas (INIAP) Former IPIMAR
Availability 
OrganisationNational Institute of Fisheries Research Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e das Pescas (INIAP) Former IPIMAR
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactMarcelo Vasconcelos (President)
Address

National Institute of Fisheries Research Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e das Pescas (INIAP) Former IPIMAR
Av. De Brasilia
Lisboa

1449-006
Portugal

Telephone+351 213010814
Facsimile+351 213015948
Emaildina@ipimar.pt
Administration 
Collating centreIHPT, Hydrographic Institute
Local identifier15040001
Global identifier2319
Last revised2009-10-29