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Title: International Blue Whiting Spawning Stock Survey Spring 2008
Authors: Marine Institute
Institute of Marine Research
Danish Institute for Fisheries Research
Faroese Fisheries Laboratory
Institute for Marine Resources & Ecosystem Studies
FRS Marine Laboratory
Federal Research Institute for Fisheries
Irish Whale and Dolphin Group
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: Marine Institute
Citation: Marine Institute, Institute of Marine Research, Danish Institute for Fisheries Research, PINRO, Faroese Fisheries Laboratory, Institute for Marine Resources & Ecosystem Studies, FRS Marine Laboratory, Federal Research Institute for Fisheries, & Irish Whale and Dolphin Group, "International Blue Whiting Spawning Stock Survey Spring 2008", Marine Institute 2008
Abstract: In spring 2008, five research vessels representing the Faroe Islands, Ireland, the Netherlands, Norway and Russia surveyed the spawning grounds of blue whiting west of the British Isles. International co-operation allows for wider and more synoptic coverage of the stock and more rational utilisation of resources than uncoordinated national surveys. The survey was the fifth coordinated international blue whiting spawning stock survey since mid-1990s. The primary purpose of the survey was to obtain estimates of blue whiting stock abundance in the main spawning grounds using acoustic methods as well as to collect hydrographic information. Results of all the surveys are also presented in national reports (F. Nansen: Oganin et al. 2008; Celtic Explorer: O’Donnell et al. 2008; M. Heinason: Jacobsen et al. 2008; Tridens: Ybema et al. 2008). This report is based on a workshop held after the international survey in Kaliningrad, 23-25/4/2008 where the data were analysed and the report written. Parts of the document were worked out through correspondence during and after the workshop.
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