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SHELF EDGE FISHERIES AND OCEANOGRAPHY STUDY

Objective



The study will concentrate on the distributions and migrations of the five commercially important fish species (mackerel, horse mackerel, blue whiting, hake and herring) near the shelf edge, from Portugal to Norway, and their relationship with the oceanography of this area. Particular attention will be paid to modelling circulation, especially the shelf edge current. A survey will be conducted mostly to determine the distributions of the different life history stages of the study species along the shelf edge.

Hydrographic data will be collected to allow the development of an expanded and refined model of the shelf edge current.

The results should significantly enhance our understanding of the mechanisms controlling fish distributions, and therefore the effects of any environmental changes and related directly to stock management questions.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Scottish Office Agriculture, Environment and Fisheries Department
Address
Victoria Road
AB11 9DB Aberdeen
United Kingdom

Participants (12)

AZTI-SIO DPT RECURSOS PESQUEROS
Spain
Address
Txatxarramendi Irla Z/g
48395 Sukarrieta - Biskaia
BIOLOGISCHE ANSTALT HELGOLAND
Germany
Address
Notkestrasse 31
W2000 Hamburg
INST. ESPANOL DE OCEANOGRAFIA
Spain
Address
Avenida De Brasil 31
28020 Vigo
INST. HIDROGRAFICO
Portugal
Address
Rua Das Trinas 49
1296 Lisboa
INST. OF MARINE RESEARCH
Norway
Address
P.o. Box 1870
5024 Bergen
INST. PORTUGUES DE INVESTIGACAO MARITIMA
Portugal
Address
Avenida Brasilia
1400 Lisboa
Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer (IFREMER)
France
Address
Station De Sete 155 Rue Jean Jacques Rousseau
92138 Issy-les-moulineaux
NERC Centre of Coastal and Marine Sciences
United Kingdom
Address
Prospect Place West Hoe
PL1 3DH Plymouth
RIVO - DLO
Netherlands
Address
Postbus 68
1970 AB Ijmuiden
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE GALWAY
Ireland
Address

PLI 2PB Galway
UNIVERSITÄT HAMBURG
Germany
Address
Moorweidenstraße 18
2000 Hamburg
École Nationale Supérieure des Mines de Paris
France
Address
60 Boulevard Saint Michel
75272 Paris