Acoustic surveys on the southern blue whiting (Micromesistius australis).
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Mar del Plata: Instituto Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo Pesquero
Two joint Argentine-British acoustic surveys specifically targeted on the southern blue whiting (Micromesistius australis) were carried out during September 1994 and 1995. The surveys confirmed the existence of a spawning concentration area located south from San Carlos Strait, in waters south of Malvinas Islands, ASW. The obtained point estimates of blue whiting abundance were 84801 t for the 1994 survey and 140953 t for the 1995 survey. The surveys also provided information on the school structure and behavior as well as some clues about the complex migration pattern of the species.
INIDEP Documento Científico, 5. p. 81-93