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  • Report on the Sea and Inland Fisheries of Ireland for 1901, Part II - Scientific Investigations

    Holt, E. W. L.; Byrne, L. W.; Farran, G.; Crook, T.; Cole Grenville, A. J.; Department of Agriculture and Technical Instruction for Ireland (Dublin, The Stationery Office, 1901)
    I. The Porcupine Bank. * II. The Public Oyster Beds on the Coasts of Counties Wicklow and Wexford, by E. W. L. Holt. * III. The British and Irish Gobies, by E. W. L. Holt and L. W Byrne Plates I. and II., * IV. On a Young Stage of the White Sole, Pleuroneetes (Glyptocephalus) cynoglossus, by E. W. L. Holt and L. W. Byrne, Plate III., * V. The British and Irish Species of the Family Stromateidae by E. W. L. Holt and L. W. Byrne, Plates IV. and V. * VI. A Norwegian Method of Oyster Culture :— (i.) Directions issued by the Society for the Encouragement of Norwegian Fisheries. Translated from “Norsk Fiskeritidende,” No. 1, 1900 (ii.) On Methods of Collecting and Rearing Oyster Fry. By Alf. Wollebaek, Zoologist to the Society for the Encouragement of Norwegian Fisheries. Translated from “ Norsk Fiskeritidende,” No. 5, 1902 (iii.) A Communication upon Oyster Culture, by Alf. Wollebaek, Plates VI.—XV. Translated from “Norsk Fiskeritidende,” No. 9, 1901. * VII. Record of the Copepoda taken on the Mackerel Fishing Grounds off Cleggan, Co. Galway, in 1901, by G. P. Farran, B.A., Plates XVI., XVII. * VIII- The Marine Fauna of the West Coast of Ireland. Part I. The Nudibranchiate .Molluscs of Ballynakill and Bofin Harbours Co. Galway, by G. P. Farran, B.A., Plates XVIII., XIX. * IX. On Rock Specimens dredged from the Floor of the Atlantic off the West Coast of Ireland in 1901, by Grenville A. J. Cole, F.G.S M.R.I.A., and T. Crook, A.R.C.SC.I., Plates XX. - XXII. * Inland Fisheries * X. Statistical Information relating to the Salmon Fisheries. * XI. The Relationship between Size and Sexual Maturity in Pollen, by E. W. L. Holt. * XII. Report on the Artificial Propagation of Salmonidae for the Season 1901-1902, by E. W. L. Holt. * XIII. Record of Salmon Marking in Ireland, 1898-1902, by E. W. L. Holt. * XIV. Drawings and Descriptions of Apparatus used in Salmon and Trout Culture. * XV. Substance of Reports received from Clerks of Boards of Conservators relative to the Salmon Fisheries.
  • Western European Shelf Pelagic Acoustic Survey (WESPAS) 13 June - 24 July, 2019

    O’Donnell, C.; O’Malley, M.; Lynch, D.; Mullins, E.; Connaughton, P.; Power, J.; Long, A.; Croot, P. (Marine Institute, 2020)
    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.
  • The novel use of pop-off satellite tags (PSATs) to investigate the migratory behaviour of European sea bass Dicentrarchus labrax

    O'Neill, R.; Ó Maoiléidigh, N.; McGinnity, P.; Bond, N.; Culloty, S. (Wiley, 2018)
    A total of 12 adult European sea bass Dicentrarchus labrax were tagged with pop‐off satellite archival tags (PSAT) in Irish coastal waters and in offshore waters in the north‐east Celtic Sea between 2015 and 2016. Archived data were successfully recovered from five of the 12 tags deployed, three from fish released in inshore Irish waters and two from fish released offshore in the eastern Celtic Sea. All three fish tagged in inshore waters were found to undertake migrations into the open ocean coinciding with the spawning period. These fish also exhibited fidelity to inshore sites post‐migration, returning to the same general location (within c. 73 km, which is roughly the predicted mean accuracy of the method) of their original release site. Although the number of tracks obtained here was limited, some degree of aggregation between inshore and offshore tagged fish in the eastern Celtic Sea was noted during the expected spawning period suggesting PSATs can provide new information on specific spawning locations of European sea bass.
  • Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Tagging Programme in Ireland 2017

    Ó Maoiléidigh, N.; Connolly, P.; Drumm, A.; O'Neill, Ross; Maxwell, H.W.; Cooney, J.; Bunn, R; Tully, D.; Stokesbury, Michael J.W.; Schallert, R.; et al. (Marine Institute, 2017)
    It is important that stock origin, habitat utilisation and large-scale movement patterns of Atlantic bluefin are characterised in detail to ensure that the population models and concepts used in Atlantic bluefin tuna stock assessment and Management Strategy Evaluation (MSE) are parameterised as accurately as possible. Investigation of the distribution and movements of Atlantic bluefin tuna in Irish waters is now a priority for Ireland. The ocean waters off south Donegal are now regarded by the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna (ICCAT) as an important area for Atlantic bluefin tuna and indications are that significant numbers arrive in the area over the period August to November each year. The Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine (DAFM) requested that the Marine Institute carry out a bluefin tagging programme in autumn 2016 to support the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna (ICCAT) Grand Bluefin Year Programme (GBYP) Atlantic research programme for Bluefin tuna.
  • Atlantic Bluefin Tuna Tagging Programme in Ireland 2016

    Ó Maoiléidigh, N.; Connolly, P.; Drumm, A.; O'Neill, Ross; Maxwell, H.W.; Ó Cuaig, M.; Cooney, J.; Bunn, R; Stokesbury, Michael J.W.; Schallert, R.; et al. (Marine Institute, 2016)
    It is important that stock origin, habitat utilisation and large-scale movement patterns of Atlantic bluefin are characterised in detail to ensure that the population models and concepts used in Atlantic bluefin tuna stock assessment and Management Strategy Evaluation (MSE) are parameterised as accurately as possible. Investigation of the distribution and movements of Atlantic bluefin tuna in Irish waters is now a priority for Ireland. The ocean waters off south Donegal are now regarded by the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna (ICCAT) as an important area for Atlantic bluefin tuna and indications are that significant numbers arrive in the area over the period August to November each year. The Department of Agriculture Food and the Marine (DAFM) requested that the Marine Institute carry out a bluefin tagging programme in autumn 2016 to support the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna (ICCAT) Grand Bluefin Year Programme (GBYP) Atlantic research programme for Bluefin tuna.

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