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An acoustic database of the pelagic fish resources in the Baltic Sea

Data holding centreNational Marine Fisheries Research Institute (NMFRI)
CountryPoland  Poland
Time period1-04-1999 to 31.03.2001
Geographical area

Southern Baltic Sea - Polish EEZ


Fish taxonomy-related counts


Data set comprise of results of hydroacoustic surveys in specific sections of the Proper Baltic during October to cover the stocks of Baltic herring and sprat. These surveys provided necessary background for the relevant ICES assessment working group with fishery-independent data on the state of the herring and sprat stocks in the central Baltic. They include also all acoustic survey data from previous years in an international database (BALTDAT) based on similar one used for the North Sea and kept in DIFRES-Hirtshals, Denmark. It made historical survey data accessible for studies on development of the Baltic Sea herring and sprat stocks over a number of years, their interactions with other fish stocks in the Baltic Sea, and the effects of environmental changes on the stocks. The following countries participated in the project: Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Russia, Latvia, Poland, Germany and Denmark.

OriginatorsNational Marine Fisheries Research Institute (NMFRI)
OrganisationNational Marine Fisheries Research Institute (NMFRI)
AvailabilityOrganisation; moratorium
ContactDr. Wojciech Pelczarski (Research Associate)

National Marine Fisheries Research Institute (NMFRI)
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Telephone+48 58 6201728
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Collating centreInstitute of Meteorology and Water Management National Research Institute, Maritime Branch in Gdynia (IMWM MB)
Local identifier21005018
Global identifier1653
Last revised2009-01-19