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Data set name

Boarfish Survey Stations Celtic Seas since 2011

Data holding centreMarine Institute
CountryIreland  Ireland
Time periodFrom 2011 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Celtic seas around Ireland.

Observations 
Parameters

Date and time; Fish and shellfish catch statistics; Fish behaviour

Instruments

Acoustic tracking systems

Description 
Summary

Boarfish surveys have been carried out on commercial fishing vessels as part of an industry/science partnership. Boarfish surveys have taken place in the Celtic Seas around Ireland including the North Atlantic Ocean. They have taken place each July and have been collected since 2011. Outside of the spawning season many pelagic species were generally very scattered over a large geographical area and difficult to detect using acoustic methods. A cruise track was first formulated with data from previous surveys, commercial catch data and the help of the fishermen and fishing industry. Acoustic surveys for boarfish have been generally carried out on spawning and pre-spawning aggregations of boarfish to ascertain the abundance and distribution of the target species. Boarfish are the newest species surveyed by Fisheries Ecosystem Advisory Services of the Marine Institute (Ireland). Data is 100% complete for the survey years since 2011.

OriginatorsMarine Institute
Data web sitehttps://data.gov.ie/dataset/boarfish-survey-stations
Availability 
OrganisationMarine Institute
AvailabilityLicence
ContactHans Gerritsen (Team Leader)
Address

Marine Institute
Rinville
Oranmore
Co. Galway
H91 R673
Ireland

Telephone+353-91-387200
Facsimile+353-91-387201
Emaildatarequests@marine.ie
Administration 
Collating centreMarine Institute
Local identifierf0c32fc1-4c5c-11df-9879-0800200c9a66
Global identifier1939
Last revised2017-12-04