• Cruise Report Biological Sampling Survey 2006: Irish Sea 24 February to 5 March

      Marine Institute (Marine Institute, 2007)
      The survey is intended to address the requirements of the Data Collection Regulation 1639/2001. Information on growth, maturity and sex ratio (biological data) were collected for a range of commercially important species. Ovary samples were collected to validate visual maturity staging and to provide fecundity samples for the Irish Sea Egg Production Project in collaboration with CEFAS (Lowesoft) and DARDNI (Belfast). Samples of various squid species were collected for genetic analysis by ANFACO-CECOPESCA (Vigo, Spain).