Maurolicus muelleri nautical area scattering coefficient (NASC) during cruise B3-2010 of RV Bjarni Sæmundsson in Icelandic waters in 2010


This dataset contains depth integrated abundance of the pearlside Maurolicus muelleri and total water column backscatter, expressed as nautical area scattering coefficient (NASC) determined from acoustics measurements at 38 kHz collected during the cruise B3-2010 of RV Bjarni Sæmundsson southwest of Iceland from 2010-01-26 to 2010-02-04, Marine and Freshwater Research Institute, Hafnarfjörður. This survey was conducted during the experimental fisheries that occurred from 2009 to 2011 to estimate the abundance of the species, and here serves the estimation of the biomass of the species. The associated biological information collected during this survey are contained in an associated file called: “Biological data Maurolicus muelleri-Fisheries data and B3-2010 survey”. Associated biological information contains length distribution per trawl stations, trawl information, date, location, length, weight and age of the fish when available. See Jónsson (2010) for further details on the cruise and a methods description of acoustic sampling.

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Creator Pampoulie, Christophe; Jónsson, Sigurdur Thor; Bárdarson, Birkir; Burgos, Julian Marino; Gunnarsdóttir, Sigurlína; Ólafsdóttir, Anna H; Sigurdsson, Thorsteinn
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 2021
Funding Reference European Commission, 817669; European Commission, 817806
Rights Data access is restricted (moratorium, sensitive data, license constraints)
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Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 5070 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-27.257W, 62.543S, -14.702E, 64.674N); North Atlantic Ocean
Temporal Coverage Begin 2010-01-26T20:59:14Z
Temporal Coverage End 2010-02-04T20:40:12Z