Preliminary results of a Exploratory Fishing targeting deep-water species off Uruguay
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AuthorsPortela, J. (Julio); González-Iglesias, M.C. (María de la Concepción); Bellido-Millán, J.M. (José María)
Keywordsexploratory fishing survey
A Pilot Action of Exploratory Fishing was carried out in the second half of 2001 by two Spanish bottom-longline commercial fishing vessels within the Uruguayan Economic Exclusive Zone (EEZ) targeting deep-water species. Trap fishing gears were also utilised as another alternative fishing gears.The main objective of the exploratory survey was to improve the knowledge of the distribution and the population structure of the species target of the survey: Groupers (Epinephelus spp.), Kingclip (Genypterus blacodes), Brazilian sandperch (Pinguipes spp.) and other accompanying species. Some preliminary results of this exploratory survey are shown in this current work. Fishery and biological data were collected by scientific observers on board of the two vessels which took part in the exploratory fishing. The collected data were date, time, position, depth, SST, SBT, weather condition, catches, discards, length distributions, sex, maturity, stomach fullness… among others. Length ...
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