Using acoustic data from pelagic fishing vessels to monitor fish stocks

T.P.A. Brunel, S. Gastauer, S.M.M. Fassler, D. Burggraaf

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Pelagic trawlers make intensive use of echosounders and therefore could potentially be used as acoustic data collection platforms. The present project has investigated the possibility of collecting acoustic data during normal fishing trips and the potential of this data to estimate fish stock biomass. Within this project, two real-scale data collection trials were realised, one in spring 2012 during the blue whiting fishing season, and one in summer 2012 during the North Sea herring and sprat fishing season.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationIJmuiden
Number of pages40
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameReport / IMARES Wageningen UR


  • fisheries
  • fishery resources
  • monitoring
  • underwater acoustics
  • north sea


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