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Data set name

Biological Sampling Survey Catch Numbers Online Viewer

Data holding centreMarine Institute
CountryIreland  Ireland
Time period01/01/2004 - 31/12/2009
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Celtic Sea and Biologically Sensitive Area.

Observations 
Parameters

Fish abundance in water bodies; Fish and shellfish catch statistics

Instruments

Pelagic trawl nets

Description 
Summary

The Biological Sampling Survey is an annual survey undertaken by the Marine Institute. In order to assess the state of a fish stock, fisheries scientists need to know more than just the size of the stock. It is important to know how many fish are reproducing and how fast they grow and reach maturity in order to know how resilient a stock is to fishing exploitation. The first survey took place in 2004 and is an annual survey since. This spatial dataset is a web viewer service which provides the user with the opportunity to choose the species, survey, and strata parameters and download the results to their own system.

OriginatorsMarine Institute
Data web sitehttp://www.marine.ie/home/publicationsdata/data/WebMapServices/BiologicalSamplingSurveyViewer.htm
Availability 
OrganisationMarine Institute
AvailabilityLicence
ContactHans Gerritsen (Scientific & Technical Officer)
Address

Marine Institute
Rinville Oranmore
Co. Galway


Ireland

Telephone+353-91-387200
Facsimile+353-91-387201
Emailinstitute.mail@marine.ie
Administration 
Collating centreMarine Institute
Local identifierBSScatchNumbers
Global identifier5736
Last revised2011-06-30
StatusDeprecated