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Fish Larvae in Scottish Sea Lochs (1970-1976)

Data holding centreScottish Association for Marine Science
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1970 to 1976
Geographical area

Firth of Lorne, associated sea lochs and adjacent sea areas


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 non taxonomy-related morphology; Fish non taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column; Fishery characterisation; Zooplankton taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column; Zooplankton non taxonomy-related abundance per unit volume of the water column


Plankton nets; pelagic trawl nets


The Rockall survey covers fish living at depths between 500m and 3000m. The fish are benthopelagic (i.e. living on or close to the bottom). All data is stored on Oracle. The Porcupine Sea Bight survey was carried out jointly with IOS Deacon Laboratory (now the Southampton Oceanography Centre (SOC)) . All data from the Granton trawls and other upper slope data is held at SAMS on Oracle. The deeper trawl data are held by N.R. Merrett at the Natural History Museum, London (formerly at IOSDL).

OriginatorsScottish Association for Marine Science

Gordon, J.D.M. and De Silva, S.S. (1980) The fish populations of the west of Scotland shelf. Part 1., Oceanography and Marine Biology: Annual Review, 18: 317 366.

OrganisationScottish Association for Marine Science
AvailabilityBy negotiation
ContactSteven J Gontarek (Data Information Manager)

Scottish Association for Marine Science

PA37 1QA
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1631 559314
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1049011
Global identifier650
Last revised2009-12-01