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ROCKALL: Scottish Rockall Survey for commercial fish species
Fish trawl survey: Scottish Rockall Survey for commercial fish species. ICES Database of trawl surveys (DATRAS). The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea, Copenhagen. 2010. Online source:
Contact: Holdsworth, Neil

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The dataset includes age- and length-based catch per unit effort data for commercial fish species collected during the Scottish Rockall Survey. more

The Scottish Quarter 3 Rockall survey began in 1985 and was carried out annually until 1997. However, in 1998 it was decided to make the survey a bi-annual event; in 1998 a new survey of deep water stocks was completed, in the future the Rockall survey and a deep water survey will occur in alternate years. The Rockall surveys will generally be in September during odd numbered years. The survey covers only a relatively small area, in the order of eight ICES rectangles. Trawl stations are on known clear tows and vary between 2 and 8 per rectangle depending on the proportion of the area within the 250m depth contour.

Biology > Fish
Marine/Coastal, Commercial fisheries, ANE, British Isles, Rockall, EurOBIS calculated BBOX

Geographical coverage
ANE, British Isles, Rockall [Marine Regions]
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: -15,2333; MinLat: 56,2 - MaxLong: -13,3323; MaxLat: 57,9078 [WGS84]

Temporal coverage
From 1999 on [In Progress]

Catch per unit effort

International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES), moredata managerdata providerdata creator
Holdsworth, Neil

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
DATRAS: ICES Database on Trawl Surveys, more
Published in:
EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more
Other relation:
SCOROC: DATRAS Scottish Rockall Groundfish Survey, more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2010-12-22
Information last updated: 2022-08-09
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