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dc.contributor.authorBastian, T.
dc.contributor.authorStokes, D.
dc.contributor.authorKelleher, J. E.
dc.contributor.authorHays, G. C.
dc.contributor.authorDavenport, J.
dc.contributor.authorDoyle, T. K.
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-20T16:00:40Z
dc.date.available2018-09-20T16:00:40Z
dc.date.issued2010-12-22
dc.identifier.citationBastian, T. Stokes, D.; Kelleher, J. E.; Hays, G. C.; Davenport, J.; Doyle, T. K. (2010). Fisheries bycatch data provide insights into the distribution of the mauve stinger (pelagia noctiluca) around ireland. ICES Journal of Marine Science 68 (3), 436-443
dc.identifier.issn1054-3139,1095-9289
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10379/10374
dc.description.abstractThere is concern that jellyfish populations are proliferating in the Northeast Atlantic and that their socio-economic impacts will increase. Using information from the Irish Groundfish Survey, data are presented on the distribution of the mauve stinger, Pelagia noctiluca, over an area.160 000 km(2) around Ireland and the UK in 2009. The species accounted for 93% of the overall catch of gelatinous organisms, with an average catch biomass of 0.26 +/- 2.3 kg ha(-1). The study area was divided into four subregions (North, West, Southwest, and South), and the distribution and abundance of P. noctiluca displayed both inter-and intraregional variations. Individual bell diameters ranged from 1 to 13.5 cm (median 4.5 cm, s.d. 1.2 cm), and the size distribution also varied spatially. It is the first time that such detailed information has been made available for P. noctiluca in a part of the Northeast Atlantic where its impact on the salmon aquaculture industry can be considerable. Finally, the possibility of using annual datasets from this type of fisheries survey to develop time-series that, in the future, will allow investigation of relationships between long-term variations of P. noctiluca populations and climatic factors in the area is addressed.
dc.publisherOxford University Press (OUP)
dc.relation.ispartofICES Journal of Marine Science
dc.subjectbiogeography
dc.subjectfish kill
dc.subjectgelatinous zooplankton
dc.subjectjellyfish
dc.subjectnortheast atlantic
dc.subjectpatchiness
dc.subjectsalmon aquaculture
dc.subjectscyphozoa
dc.subjectjellyfish nemopilema-nomurai
dc.subjectgelatinous zooplankton
dc.subjecttrophic ecology
dc.subjectbering-sea
dc.subjectnorth-sea
dc.subjectcnidaria
dc.subjectbehavior
dc.subjectblooms
dc.subjectscyphomedusae
dc.subjectincreases
dc.titleFisheries bycatch data provide insights into the distribution of the mauve stinger (pelagia noctiluca) around ireland
dc.typeArticle
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/icesjms/fsq178
dc.local.publishedsourcehttps://academic.oup.com/icesjms/article-pdf/68/3/436/1862506/fsq178.pdf
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