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OTN/DFO NE Newfoundland Acoustic Array and Atlantic Cod Tagging
Citation
Brattey, J., Morris, C. Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada (2012): OTN/DFO NE Newfoundland Acoustic Array and Atlantic Cod Tagging.
Contact: Ocean Tracking Network (OTN), more ; Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), more

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

Description
The OBIS collection is a subset of this dataset containing species presence distribution information (no abundance or biomass estimates). This OBIS product reports the tagging/release of cod. Though there have been detections by OTN (Ocean Tracking Network) acoustic receivers, these are currently being used for in-progress research. This dataset is the OBIS version of the cod tagging. These data are for display on the OBIS portal and associated mapping programs and for download for end-user analysis. more

An extensive network comprising approximately 30 arrays of acoustic receivers (Vemco VR2/VR2W) has been deployed in nearshore waters off the NE coast of Newfoundland; the receivers are in the water throughout the year to provide continuous monitoring and data are uploaded once/twice per year depending on accessibility. Several hundred cod equipped with coded V16 and V13 pingers (including some with depth/temperature sensor tags) have been released inshore and offshore over the past 5 yrs along with >35,000 conventionally (Floy) tagged cod. The primary purpose of the research is to investigate cod stock structure and movement patterns and estimate exploitation rates in support of assessments of the status of the cod stock in NAFO Divs 2J3KL.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Fish
Keywords:
Marine, ANW, Canada, Newfoundland

Geographical coverage
ANW, Canada, Newfoundland [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
18 May 2005 - 7 October 2008

Contributors
Dalhousie University; Ocean Tracking Network (OTN), more
Government of Canada; Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO), more

Related datasets
Published in:
OBIS-Canada: Canadian Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more


Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Metadatarecord created: 2013-06-26
Information last updated: 2014-10-07
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