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The effect of climate variability on the distribution and abundance of squid in the North Sea - MF1110

Summary Objective:
Investigate the effects of climate on the abundance and distribution of squid in British waters, using data from the International Bottom Trawl Survey and fisheries activity and discard database.

Key Customer Purpose:
Assess the value of squid as a commercial species and provide an estimate of their potential impact on commercial species at higher tropic levels. Consider the relationship between squid and cephalopod distributions and the various environmental and climatic variables. Consider the effects of cephalopods on the ecosystem structure.
Project Documents
• FRP - Final Report : MF1110 Final Report: Climate variability affect on the population of squid in the North Sea   (3323k)
• Two Page Summary : MF1110: Two Page Summary Does climate variability affect squid populations in the North Sea   (293k)
Time-Scale and Cost
From: 2009

To: 2011

Cost: £40,000
Contractor / Funded Organisations
Fields of Study
Marine Fisheries