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Data set name

Fishing statistics and biological data of the sardine from the Spanish purse seine fleet operating off W. Africa

Data holding centreIEO/Spanish Oceanographic Institute
CountrySpain  Spain
Time periodFrom 1 January 1976* onwards (*Information has only been processed since 1983. The 1976 to 1983 period is currently being processed)
OngoingYes
Geographical area

FAO area 34.1.13 (26-29° N) and FAO area 34.1.31 (22- 26° N) off West Africa

Observations 
Parameters

Fish morphology, age and physiology; Fish abundance in water bodies; Fishing by-catch

Description 
Summary

This data collection includes information on fishing statistics (1976-91) and monthly biological data (1976-1990) on the sardine captured by Spanish vessels off West Africa in two different fishing grounds (26-29 N and 22-26 N). The sources which were contrasted for the preparation of the statistics were: informers in port, factories, harbour masters and log book. This information includes catches, days at sea, fishing days and number of trips. Information on size samples was provided by an in-dock sampler. Biological data on size, weight, sex, fattening, repletion and maturity state were obtained from biological samples and the determination of the ages through the interpretation of scale rings and otolites.

OriginatorsIEO/Spanish Oceanographic Institute
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 identifier8036124
Global identifier2773
Last revised2009-02-10