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Data set name

Fishing trawl surveys data and catch-effort data in the Channel of Sicily

Data holding centreCNR, Istituto per l'Ambiente Marino Costiero (Sezione Mazara del Vallo)
CountryItaly  Italy
Time periodFrom May 1984 to February 1987 (first series), from May 1990 to February 1992 (second series, only trawl surveys data)
OngoingNo
Geographical area

The study area of trawl surveys was limited to the North-West by the 1000m depth contour, to the South-West by the mid-line between Italy and Tunisia used in reference to the exploitation of mineral reserves. The southern limit is constituted by the 25 miles line around the Maltese Islands and the 400m depth contour, and the eastern limit is again the 1000m depth contour. Catch-effort data refer to ports facing the above said study area along the southern coastline of Sicily from Trapani to Porto Palo of Capo Passero

Observations 
Parameters

Fish non taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column

Instruments

Unknown

Description 
Summary

Demersal resources in port of Central Mediterranean fished by some 400 trawlers based in Sicilian ports are assessed by means of SRS trawl-survey + catch-effort sampling statistics from ports.

OriginatorsCNR, Istituto per l'Ambiente Marino Costiero (Sezione Mazara del Vallo)
Data web sitehttp://www.irma.pa.cnr.it/
Availability 
OrganisationCNR, Istituto per l'Ambiente Marino Costiero (Sezione Mazara del Vallo)
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactDirector (Director)
Address

CNR, Istituto per l'Ambiente Marino Costiero (Sezione Mazara del Vallo)
V. Luigi Vaccara 61
Mazara del Vallo (TP)

91026
Italy

Administration 
Collating centreOGS (Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale), Division of Oceanography
Local identifierOGS-EDMED-91
Global identifier3892
Last revised1992-10-30