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Title: Western European Shelf Pelagic Accoustic Survey (WESPAS) 06 June - 21 July, 2017
Authors: O’Donnell, C.
O’Malley, M.
Mullins, E.
Lynch, D.
Keogh, N.
O’Sullivan, C.
Keywords: Acoustic Survey
Horse Mackerel
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Marine Institute
Citation: O'Donnell, C., O’Malley, M., Mullins, E., Lynch, D., Keogh, N., and O'Sullivan, C. (2017). Western European Shelf Pelagic Accoustic Survey (WESPAS) 06 June - 21 July, 2017. FEAS Survey Series: 2017/03. Marine Institute
Series/Report no.: FEAS Survey Series;2017/03
Abstract: The WESPAS survey program is the consolidation of two existing survey programs carried out by FEAS. The Malin Shelf herring acoustic survey has been carried out annually since 2008 and reports on the annual abundance of summer feeding aggregations of herring to the west of Scotland and to the north and west of Ireland from 54°N to 58°30’N. The boarfish survey was carried out from 2011 using a chartered fishing vessel and reports on the abundance of spawning aggregations of boarfish from 47°N to 57°N. In 2016 both surveys were combined and carried out onboard the RV Celtic Explorer over a 42 day period providing synoptic coverage of shelf waters from 47°N northwards to 58°30’N.
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