European Directory of Marine Environmental Data (EDMED)

Data set information

| Query EDMED |     

General
Data set name

Squid from the Portuguese continental coast (1981-)

Data holding centreNational Institute of Fisheries Research Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e das Pescas (INIAP) Former IPIMAR
CountryPortugal  Portugal
Time periodFrom 1981 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Portuguese continental coast

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; Fishery characterisation

Instruments

Underwater cameras; pelagic trawl nets; cameras; optical microscopes; balances and scales

Description 
Summary

Studies of the most important Portuguese squid species (long-finned squid and short-finned squid) were carried out, from 1989 onwards, in order to acquire information on population biology (distribution; abundance; population structure; sex-ratio; maturation process), geographic variation (by morphometrical and meristical analysis) and pattern of fisheries (data on landings and catch effort by area/season and temporal trends). The dataset gathered for this Project includes commercial catches/landings values, together with information on samples, randomly chosen from a pre- defined pool of fishing stations from R/V 'Mestre Costeiro' and R/V 'Noruega' survey cruises. Earlier information (from 1981 until 1989) was collected on a rather irregular basis.

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 identifier15040007
Global identifier2325
Last revised2009-10-29