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Pilot study for fishery-independent monitoring of cod recovery in the Irish Sea by means of egg production surveys. - MF0160

Description
Summary Objectives:
To provide full scale, pilot evaluation of the application of genetic egg identification methods to a full annual survey (5 RV cruises) of gadoid spawning undertaken in spring 2006 in the Irish Sea and to provide high-resolution data on distribution of spawning by cod and other species in 2006 to inform the review of appropriate temporal and spatial boundaries for spawning closures in the Irish Sea over the subsequent 5 years.

Key Customer Purpose:
To improve accuracy and cost effectiveness of survey programmes to provide a valuable line of evidence for the justification of fisheries policy in this sea region.

Project Documents
• Final Report : Pilot study for fishery-independent monitoring of cod recovery in the Irish Sea by means of egg production surveys   (1551k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2006

To: 2008

Cost: £1,008,117
Contractor / Funded Organisations
CEFAS
Keywords
Fisheries              
Monitoring              
Sea Fish Stocks              
Stock Assesment              
Stock Conservation              
Fields of Study
Marine Fisheries