Inshore fish in Scottish Sea Lochs (1969-1980)
Data set information
| Query EDMED |
|Data holding centre||Scottish Association for Marine Science|
|Time period||From 1969 to 1980|
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; Fishery characterisation; Fish and shellfish catch statistics
Pelagic trawl nets
A unique record of the fish populations around the West of Scotland coastal areas and sea lochs. Collected monthly by bottom and midwater trawls. This data set records the status of fish populations during the 1970s. Since this period fisheries have gone through many changes. Many stocks are suffering severe depletion as a result of over fishing. Changes in distribution due to environmental and climatic change could be determined from this data set. This data would put current research on inshore fish populations into historical context in relation to anthropogenic and environmental change. The data set contains catch data for 900 trawls and details of 90,000 individual fish. Associated metadata includes acquisition methods, sampling methods and taxonomy.
|Originators||Scottish Association for Marine Science|
Gordon, J.D.M. (1990) The fish populations of Scottish sea lochs with particular reference to those of the Firth of Lorne area., Glasgow Naturalist, 21(5): 561-575.
|Organisation||Scottish Association for Marine Science|
|Contact||Steven J Gontarek (Data Information Manager)|
Scottish Association for Marine Science
|Telephone||+44 1631 559314|
|Collating centre||British Oceanographic Data Centre|