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Data set name

Deepwater Survey Stations Continental Shelf North Atlantic Ocean 2006-2009

Data holding centreMarine Institute
CountryIreland  Ireland
Time period2006-2009
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Deep waters along the Irish Continental Shelf in three areas to the north, north-west and west of Ireland.

Observations 
Parameters

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

Instruments

Pelagic trawl nets

Description 
Summary

The Irish Deepwater Survey (IDS) collected trawl survey record of fish and other species collected from trawls carried out during specified purpose surveys on board the RV Celtic Explorer. Data were collected in pre-assigned survey areas and depths designed to complement existing Scottish, French and previous Irish Deepwater Survey areas. Trawls took place at depths of 500m, 750m, 1000m, 1500m and 1800m each year. Surveying took place in three areas to the north, north-west and west of Ireland. Surveys were in September 2006-2008 and in December 2009. Tows were generally two hours in length at 3.5kts. Numbers, length and weight data were collected for all fish species caught. Sex, maturity and age data were collected for commercial fish species. Data were collected for Fisheries Ecosystems Advisory Services (FEAS) Group of the Irish Marine Institute. Data were used for stock assessments by ICES Expert groups including WGDEEP, WGEF and WKSHARKS. CTD data and grab samples were also collected during the surveys. IDS data has been added to the Marine Institute ground-fish survey database.

OriginatorsMarine Institute
Data web sitehttps://data.gov.ie/dataset/deepwater-survey-stations
Availability 
OrganisationMarine Institute
AvailabilityLicence
ContactGraham Johnston (Scientific and Technical Officer)
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 identifierf0c32fd6-4c5c-11df-9879-0800200c9a66
Global identifier1974
Last revised2017-12-04