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  • Western European Shelf Pelagic Acoustic Survey (WESPAS) 14 June –24 July, 2022. FSS Survey Series: 2022/03

    O'Donnell, Ciaran; O’Malley, Michael B.; Mullins, Eugene; Power, John; judge, Justin; Croot, P. (Marine Institute, 2022)
    The WESPAS survey program is the consolidation of two existing survey programs carried out by FEAS, the Malin Shelf herring acoustic survey, and the boarfish acoustic survey. 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 53°30’N to 58°30’N. The boarfish survey was conducted from 2011 using a chartered fishing vessel and reported the abundance of spawning aggregations of boarfish from 47°N to 57°N. In 2016 both surveys were combined into the WESPAS survey and have been carried out onboard the RV Celtic Explorer over a 42-day period, providing synoptic coverage of shelf waters from 47°30’N northwards to 58°30’N. Age stratified relative stock abundance estimates of boarfish, herring and horse mackerel within the survey area were calculated using acoustic data and biological data from trawl sampling. Stock estimates of boarfish and horse mackerel were submitted to the ICES assessment Working Group for Widely Distributed Stocks (WGWIDE) meeting in August 2022. Herring estimates are submitted to the Herring Assessment Working Group (HAWG) meeting in March every year. Survey performance will be reviewed at the ICES Planning Group meeting for International Pelagic Surveys (WGIPS) meeting in January 2023.
  • The Stock Book 2022: Annual Review of Fish Stocks in 2022 with Management Advice for 2023

    Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2022)
    The Stock Book is the principal annual publication of the Marine Institute's Fisheries Ecosystems Advisory Services (FEAS). Its purpose is to provide the latest impartial scientific advice on the commercially exploited fish stocks of interest to Ireland. The Stock Book is used by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine - (DAFM) at the Total Allowable Catch (TAC) negotiations with the EU in December and throughout the year at fisheries management meetings.
  • Baseline study of Essential Ocean Variable monitoring in Irish waters; current measurement programmes & data quality

    Nolan, Glenn; Cusack, C.; Fitzhenry, Deirdre; McGovern, Evin; Cronin, Margot; O'Donnell, Garvan; O'Dowd, Leonie; Clarke, M; Reid, D.G.; Clarke, Dave; et al. (Marine Institute, 2021)
    This report provides an initial assessment of Ireland’s current measurement programmes and capacity for Essential Ocean Variables (EOV) data collection. These are typically programmes that involve physical sampling of the marine environment, using a combination of ship-based measurements, fixed platforms e.g. tide and wave gauges, offshore buoys, autonomous platforms e.g. underwater gliders, and conventional collection of physical samples that are analysed on board ships or in shore-based laboratories. Systematic measurement of essential ocean variables underpins the delivery of services to government and the public in terms of real-time decision support, assessments of ocean health e.g. Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD), Oslo & Paris Conventions (OSPAR), International Council on the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) and long-term observations to inform policy on marine climate change and provide climate information to guide related adaptation measures required under climate change sectoral adaptation plans e.g. seafood sector, transport, biodiversity, and built heritage.
  • LESSON PLAN GEOGRAPHY: Title: Observing the Weather from the Ocean – Buoy oh Buoy Weather Observations

    Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2022)
    The aim of the lesson plans and activities is to help children develop their geographical investigating skills relating to weather observation. The lesson plans and work sheets are cross curricular covering geography, english and art. They are suited for 4th – 6th Class. Learn about the weather buoy network that monitor the weather in Ireland. This lesson plan includes three activity sheets, including a collage template.
  • Lesson Plan Geography: Observing the Weather

    Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2022)
    The aim of the lesson plans and activities is to help children develop their geographical investigating skills relating to weather observation. The lesson plans and work sheets are cross curricular covering geography, english and art. They are suited for 4th – 6th Class. In these activities, children will make weather badges, learn about Irish weather, and weather around the world, including the influence the ocean currents have on it. This lesson plan has four worksheets involved.

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