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Data set name

Monitoring of Pelagic Fish resources by hydroacoustic Surveys in the Baltic (BIAS) 1996-

Data holding centreInstitute of Marine Research, The Swedish Board of Fisheries, FiV
CountrySweden  Sweden
Time period1996-2002 (ongoing)
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Baltic Sea

Observations 
Parameters

Fish and shellfish catch statistics

Description 
Summary

Hydroacoustic surveys have been conducted in the Baltic Sea internationally since 1978. The starting point was the cooperation between Sweden and the German Democratic Republic in October 1978, which produced the first acoustic estimates of total biomass of herring and sprat in the Baltic Main basin (Hakansson et al,. 1979). Since then, there has been at least one annual hydroacoustic survey for herring and sprat stocks - mainly for assessment purposes and results have been reported to ICES to be used for stock assessment (ICES. 1994a, 1995a, 1995b, Hagstrom et al., 1991).

OriginatorsInstitute of Marine Research, The Swedish Board of Fisheries, FiV
References

Anon (2001) ICES CM 2001/H:2 Ref.: D, Annex 2, ICES

Availability 
OrganisationInstitute of Marine Research, The Swedish Board of Fisheries, FiV
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactJoakim Hjelm
Address

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Arrheniusplan 4
Uppsala

750 07
Sweden

Telephone+46-(0)10-478 4021
Emailregistrator@slu.se
Administration 
Collating centreSwedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute
Local identifier18004003
Global identifier79
Last revised2015-08-26