Fisheries Surveys

By: The Marine Institute  05/12/2011

Fisheries surveys are specifically designed to satisfy multiple objectives and are often cross disciplinary in nature.  In addition to collecting fisheries data the surveys provide important information on the wider marine environment.  Fisheries surveys are also used as a training platform for many students who participate in the scientific programmes.

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In particular, the Marine Institute is responsible for the provision of a range of statutory services related to marine research development, environmental monitoring, food safety and natural resource protection consistent with the Marine Institute Act and with other Irish and EU legislation.



The Marine Institute is involved in many scientific surveys to generate the data needed to assess and monitor marine resources, in order to ensure sustainable development into the future. Sampling surveys are regularly undertaken for many fish species found in Irish waters, both on the continental shelf and deep sea. While studying the marine environment samples from the study area are collected so that they can be tested or measured.