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IHLS: The International Herring Larvae Surveys
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Contact: Holdsworth, Neil

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Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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The ICES programme of international herring larval surveys in the North Sea and adjacent areas is in operation since 1967. The main purpose of this programme is to provide quantitative estimates of herring larval abundance, which are used as a relative index of changes of the herring spawning‐stock biomass in the assessment. The larvae surveys are carried out in specific periods and areas, following autumn and winter spawning activity of herring from north to south. Catch data together with specific information like haul position, survey area etc. are reported to the ICES International Herring Larvae database annually. The database contains information about the surveys conducted since 1972. The ICES responsible group for the dataset is WGIPS.

Biology > Fish
Marine/Coastal, Fish larvae, ANE, Celtic Sea, ANE, English Channel, ANE, North Sea, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, Clupea harengus Linnaeus, 1758

Geographical coverage
ANE, Celtic Sea [Marine Regions]
ANE, English Channel [Marine Regions]
ANE, North Sea [Marine Regions]
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: -10,833; MinLat: 49,417 - MaxLong: 4,5; MaxLat: 61,083 [WGS84]

Temporal coverage
From 1972 on [In Progress]

Taxonomic coverage
Clupea harengus Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]

Abundance of larvae per sizeclass
Larval length
Number of myomeres of a specimen

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

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
Eggs and larvae
Published in:
EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more

Describing this dataset
ICES (2013). ICES Data Centre, Eggs and Larvae Data Fact Sheet, 2013. ICES: Copenhagen. 22 pp.

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2013-10-31
Information last updated: 2022-06-16
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