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Data set name

Fishing statistics data of the demersal fisheries of the EEC as reported from ports in the south of Galicia, Spain

Data holding centreIEO/Spanish Oceanographic Institute
CountrySpain  Spain
Time periodFrom 1978 to 1992
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Sub-areas VI, VII, VIII and Division IX of the ICES

Observations 
Parameters

Fish abundance in water bodies; Fishing by-catch

Description 
Summary

Data are collected using a sampling net and information from the most important ports in the area of influence of the Oceanographic Centre of Vigo, i.e. the South of Galicia. The data were obtained from guilds, market exchange areas, port authorities and shipowners. Biological laboratory tests were carried out on growth, reproduction, size-weight ratio, etc. of those demersal species of commercial interest, especially whiff and hake. All data are saved on magnetic medium using our own programs or others which are commercially available. Data reliability is a problem we are constantly having to face. Periodic checks are carried out, but quality is never as desired. We have continuous temporal series of data belonging to fisheries practically since the late seventies, and expedition data from 1980 to 1991. Availability of this information is on request and is restricted to certain users.

OriginatorsIEO/ Vigo Oeanographic Centre
Availability 
OrganisationIEO/Spanish Oceanographic Institute
AvailabilityMoratorium
ContactAlvaro Fernandez (Director)
Address

IEO/Spanish Oceanographic Institute
Corazon de Maria,8
MADRID

28002
Spain

Telephone+34 91 5974443
Facsimile+34 915 974770
Emaildirector@md.ieo.es
Administration 
Collating centreIEO/Spanish Oceanographic Institute
Local identifier8036105
Global identifier2754
Last revised2009-01-12