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Data set name

Stock assessment of fishery resources of Madeira (1981 onwards)

Data holding centreDSIP, Fisheries Laboratory at Funchal, Madeira
CountryPortugal  Portugal
Time periodFrom 1981 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Madeira EEZ

Observations 
Parameters

Fish morphology, age and physiology; Fish abundance in water bodies; Fish taxonomy-related abundance per unit area of the bed; Fish taxonomy-related counts; Fish and shellfish catch statistics; Fish behaviour; Fishery characterisation; Zoobenthos dry weight biomass; Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related counts

Instruments

Pelagic trawl nets; benthos samplers

Description 
Summary

The main objective is the fisheries study of the commercially most important species around Madeira: black-scabbard, horse mackerel, mackerel, crustaceans, cephalopods and tuna fish. Biological studies, mainly on reproduction and growth, fishery, rentability, catch effort and stock assessment are carried out. These studies are based on biological and statistical data on the above mentioned species. The data is obtained through a sampling regional plan.

OriginatorsDSIP, Fisheries Laboratory at Funchal, Madeira
References

Anon (1983) 'Tuna fisheries and research in Madeira'., ICCAT, Vol. XVIII/SCRS 1982, No. 1, p. 725.; Anon (1985) 'As pescas e a Investigacao aplicada ao sector na Regiao Autonoma de Madeira'., V Semana dos Acores: 77-90.; Not specified (1988) 'Estudos do peixe espada preto (Aphanopus carbo Lowe, 1839) capturado na ZEE da Madeira'. 187 p., ; Not specified (1992) 'Estudo da reproducao e crescimento da especie Trachurus picturatus (Bowdich, 1825) da Madeira'. 66 p.,

Availability 
OrganisationDSIP, Fisheries Laboratory at Funchal, Madeira
AvailabilityBy negotiation; unrestricted
ContactDalila Carvalho
Address

DSIP, Fisheries Laboratory at Funchal, Madeira
Estrada da Pontinha
Funchal
Madeira
9000-017
Portugal

Telephone+351 291203200
Facsimile+351 291229691
Emaildrpescas.madeira@mail.telepac.pt
Administration 
Collating centreIHPT, Hydrographic Institute
Local identifier15030001
Global identifier2262
Last revised2009-10-30