Fish and invertebrate trawl sampling south and west of Iceland in July 2019


This data set has trawl catch weight and biological measurements from the 2nd leg of the Icelandic part of the International Ecosystem Summer Survey in Nordic Seas (IESSNS) conducted in July 2019. The survey area was from the coast, over the shelf edge and into the deep-water basins south and west of Iceland, defined as IESSNS strata 5, 6, and 12, and stratum boundaries (black solid line) are displayed on attached map "IESSNS 2019.png". The survey period is July 16 - 28 2019, and samples were collected at 34 trawl stations (blue symbol on attached map). A specifically designed scientific trawl, called Multpelt832 (ICES 2013a-b, Valdemarsen et al. 2014) with cod-end mesh size of 50 mm, was used at all 34 stations. Trawl depth ranged from surface (trawl headline in surface) to 370 m depth. All trawl catch was identified to lowest possible taxonomic level, total weight of each species recorded and length of 20-50 specimen per species measured. For blue whiting (Micromesistius poutassou), herring (Clupea harengus), and mackerel (Scomber scombrus) more biological measurements are provided such as weight, sex, maturity, age, and stomach weight. Each specimen is one row in the dataset file. Ten specimen, at eight stations (352, 354, 361, 366, 375, 383, 388, 391) were not length measured but are included and total weight of catch per taxon or species per station is provided. For detailed information about the survey see the survey report (Ólafsdóttir 2019). Various information is provided about the trawling operation, weather, position, date and time. The data is provided by the Marine and Freshwater Research Institute (MFRI) in Reykjavik, Iceland.

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Creator Ólafsdóttir, Anna H ORCID logo; Pampoulie, Christophe ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2024
Funding Reference Horizon 2020 Crossref Funder ID 817806 Sustainable management of mesopelagic resources
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International; Data access is restricted (moratorium, sensitive data, license constraints);
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Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 66370 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-32.323W, 60.584S, -15.143E, 64.217N); Nordic Seas
Temporal Coverage Begin 2019-07-16T22:12:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2019-07-28T15:34:00Z