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Data set name

Sea surface temperatures and the tuna fishery 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

Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies; Dissolved oxygen parameters in the water column; Fish morphology, age and physiology; Fish taxonomy-related abundance per unit area of the bed; Fish taxonomy-related counts; Fish behaviour; Salinity of the water column; Temperature of the water column; Skin temperature of the water column

Instruments

Fluorometers; synthetic aperture radars; salinity sensor; dissolved gas sensors; observers

Description 
Summary

The main objective is the study of environmental conditions that can influence tuna fish migrations. Tuna are the most important commercial species landed in Madeira. Sea surface temperatures (SST) are recorded. This programme is based on remote sensing - visual observations of fish schools and SST records are carried out with the help of a plane from the Portuguese Air Force.

OriginatorsDSIP, Fisheries Laboratory at Funchal, Madeira
References

Alfonso Dias, C. M., Amorim, A., and Dores Vacas, M. (1992) Inter-annual and seasonal sea surface temperature variation between the Iberian coast (Lisbon) and Madeira islands (Funchal) in the period 1981 – 1987. in: Dickson, R. R., Mälkki, P., Radach, G., Sætre R., Sissenwine, M. P., (eds) Hydrobiological variability in the ICES area 1980 – 1989. International Council for the Exploration of the Sea, Copenhagen, Marine Science Symposium 195 : 177 – 186.,

Availability 
OrganisationDSIP, Fisheries Laboratory at Funchal, Madeira
AvailabilityBy negotiation
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 identifier15030002
Global identifier2263
Last revised2009-10-30