Atlantic mackerel and Horse mackerel egg survey 2016: Dutch participation on board FV Atlantic Lady: May

Research output: Book/ReportReportProfessional

Abstract

From 10 till 25 May 2016 IMARES carried out a mackerel and horse mackerel egg survey on board the FV Atlantic Lady. This survey was part of the international mackerel and horse mackerel egg survey coordinated by ICES. The Redersvereniging voor de Zeevisserij (RVZ) asked IMARES to carry out this survey. Numbers of mackerel eggs in the samples were low, lower compared to previous surveys. Most mackerel eggs were found along the 200m depth contour of the continental slope. Most of the adult mackerel had running or newly developing (in between batches) gonads. Few mackerel had gonads which were spent. Numbers of horse mackerel eggs were extremely low. A few horse mackerel eggs were found along the 200m depth contour on the most southern transects. Adult horse mackerel caught had running or newly developing gonads.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherIMARES
Number of pages30
Publication statusPublished - 2016

Publication series

NameReport / IMARES
PublisherIMARES
No.C077/16

Keywords

  • mackerels
  • trachurus trachurus
  • scomber scombrus
  • fish eggs
  • censuses
  • surveys

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Atlantic mackerel and Horse mackerel egg survey 2016: Dutch participation on board FV Atlantic Lady: May'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this