Estimating common trends in Portuguese fisheries landings

K. Erzini, A. Zuur, E. N. Ieno, Graham John Pierce, I. Tuck, G. Smith

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Commercial multi-gear fisheries in Portugal, as in most European countries, are multi-species fisheries. For some individual fish species, the effects of environmental conditions on abundance trends have been analysed, e.g., the effects of upwelling on recruitment trends in sardine (Sardina pilchardus) and horse mackerel (Trachurus trachurus) (Santos et al. 2001), the influence of wind and North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) on sardine abundance (Sousa Reis et al. 2002; Borges et al. 2003) and long-term changes in catches of bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) and octopus (Octopus vulgaris) in relation to upwelling, NAO and turbulence indices (Sousa Reis et al. 2002). However, to date no multivariate time series analysis has been carried out to compare changes over time in different exploited species and to determine the effects of fishing and environmental conditions on abundance trends.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnalysing Ecological Data
EditorsAlain F. Zuur, Elena N. Ieno, Graham M. Smith
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
PublisherSpringer Science+Business Media
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780387459721
ISBN (Print)0387459677, 9780387459677
Publication statusPublished - 23 May 2007

Publication series

NameStatistics for Biology and Health
PublisherSpringer Science+Business Media
ISSN (Print)1431-8776


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