Every three years the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) coordinates a series of mackerel, Scomber scombrus, and horse mackerel, Trachurus trachurus, egg surveys covering the Northeastern Atlantic from Gibraltar to the north coast of Scotland between January and July. The aim of this survey programme is to estimate the spawning stock biomass of the northeastern Atlantic mackerel and horse mackerel stock. AZTI participates in this programme and in this survey will cover stations in the Bay of Biscay and southern part of Celtic Sea.
Paula Alvarez (Basque Fisheries and Marine Technological Research Centre (AZTI), Pasaia)
International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
Celtic Sea Bay of Biscay North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)