Results from Bottom Trawl Survey on Flemish Cap of June-July 2006
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A stratified random bottom trawl survey on Flemish Cap was carried out from June 28th to July 27th 2006. The area surveyed was extended up to depths of 800 fathoms (1400 meters) following the same procedures as in previous years and increasing the number of hauls planned (195). The survey was carried out by the R/V Vizconde de Eza with the usual survey gear (Lofoten). A total of 179 valid hauls were made by the vessel R/V Vizconde de Eza, 115 up to 730 meters depth and 64 up to 1400 meters. Survey results including abundance indices of the main commercial species and age distributions for cod, redfish, American plaice, Greenland halibut and Shrimp are presented. The general indexes for this year are estimated taken into account the traditional swept area (strata 1-19, up to depths of 730 m.) and the total area surveyed (strata 1-34, up to depths of 1400 m.).
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