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The Continuous Plankton Recorder Survey: Fisheries Investigations (CPR VI) - MF1105

Summary Objective:

To monitor and analyse the incidence of specific plankton species and oceanographic parameters over the North West European shelf and in the North East Atlantic over an extended time frame. Apply modelling techniques to explore relationships between Continuous Plankton Recorder (CPR) data and fisheries statistics.

Key Customer Purpose:

To provide details of phytoplankton variation over an extended time frame in order to monitor responses to climate change. Investigate links between CPR data and long-term changes in fish stocks and catch in order to develop new approaches to fisheries management and conservation strategies.
Project Documents
• EVID4 - Final project report : evid4 MF1105   (508k)
• TPS - Two Page Summary : Two page summary: MF1105- What impact will changes in marine plankton have on the variability of their fish predators?   (315k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2007

To: 2012

Cost: £1,103,065
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Sir Alistair Hardy Foundation for Ocean Science
Climate Change              
Monitoring and evaluation              
Sea Fish Stocks              
Stock Assessment              
Stock Conservation              
Fields of Study
Marine Fisheries