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Title: Blue Whiting Acoustic Survey Cruise Report, March 21 - April 11, 2012
Authors: O'Donnell, Ciaran
Mullins, Eugene
Johnston, Graham
Nolan, Cormac
Power, John
Keywords: ICES
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Marine Institute
Citation: O'Donnell, C., Mullins, E., Johnston, G., Nolan, C., Power, J., "Blue Whiting Acoustic Survey Cruise Report, March 21 - April 11, 2012", Marine Institute 2012
Series/Report no.: FSS Survey Series;2012/01
Abstract: Acoustic surveys on blue whiting (Micromesistius poutassou) spawning aggregations in the north east Atlantic have been carried out by the Institute of Marine Research (IMR) Norway since the early 1970s. The 2012 survey was part of an international collaborative survey using the vessels RV Celtic Explorer (Ireland), RV Fridtjof Nansen (Russia), RV Tridens (Netherlands) and the RV Magnus Heinason (Faroes) and the FV Brennholm (Norway). The total combined area coverage extended from the Faroe Islands in the north (62° N) to south of Ireland (52° N), with east -west extension from 4°-19° W. International survey participants meet shortly after the survey to present data and produce a combined relative abundance and biomass index the blue whiting spawning stock in western waters. The combined survey report is presented annually at the WGIPS meeting held in December. The information presented here relates to the Irish survey produced by the ICES led Working Group International Pelagic Surveys.
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