Scottish Marine and Freshwater Science Vol 8 No 21
This report presents the results of Scottish regional scallop stock assessments carried out by Marine Scotland Science (MSS) based on commercial catch-at-age data up to 2015 and survey data up to and including 2016. Full analytical assessments are presented for the East Coast, North East, North West, Shetland and West of Kintyre scallop stocks, with catch data presented for the Clyde, Irish Sea and Orkney. The report also provides background information on Scottish fisheries for scallops, a description of the current management and regulatory framework. Associated data are presented for download.
Data and Resources
- Scottish Marine and Freshwater Science Vol 8 No 21pdf
PDF of the report
- Scallop stock summary by areacsv
This dataset contains stock summaries by area. It includes data from the...
- Scallop population abundance and fishing mortality estimates by areacsv
This dataset contains estimates from an age-structured time series analyses...
- Research vessel scallop catch rates by areacsv
This dataset contains the research vessel survey data presented in tables:...
- Scallop catch-at-age and mean-weight-at-age by areacsv
This dataset includes data for Tables: 3.2.2 Catch-at-age for Clyde Area (...
- Scallop landings by areacsv
This resource draws together Tables 3.1.1, 3.1.2, and 3.1.3 from the report...
- Table 2.1.1 Scottish Scallop Assessment Areascsv
This dataset contains the area descriptions of assessment areas from report...
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Friday, January 1, 2016 - 00:00 to Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 00:00
UK Open Government Licence (OGL)
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• In areas for which sufficient data were available, an age-structured Time Series Analysis (TSA) analytical assessment method was used. TSA makes use of commercial catch-at-age and survey indices by age and can cope with the omission of poor quality or missing data. The estimates of abundance and fishing mortality are calculated with confidence intervals. The estimates from TSA are smoothed through time reflecting the fact that fisheries and stocks are likely to show gradual year to year changes. As a result, the estimates are slow to respond, for example, when the data do suggest that there has been a sudden change in the fishery. This can potentially result in under or over estimation of recent fishing mortality.
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Marine Scotland Science
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