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  • This is a report of retrospective analysis of Marine mammals, Sea turtles, Seabirds, Elasmobranchs, Vulnerable fishes, Critical habitats, Macrobenthic biota, Biodiversity hotspots and Bycatch assessment in the Western Indian Ocean region

  • Cruise 6 of the R/V ANTON BRUUN, originating from Bombay on May 15 and terminating at Durban, South America on July 16, 1964 was the second of 2 cruises on which a special effort was made to smple the meso- and bathypelagic fauna of the Western Indian Ocean.. This report presents the reduced oceanographic, chemical and biological data, station lists of plankton, midwater trawl, miscellaneous biological collections, and bathythermograph positions for Cruise 6.

  • During Cruises 2 and 5 of the National Science Foundation research ship Anton Bruun in the Indian Ocean, scientists from the Bureau of Commercial Fisheries Biological Laboratory, Honolulu, conducted long line fishing as part of the fishery phase of the U.S. biological effort in the International Indian Ocean Expedition. The catch consisted of 431 tunas (yellowfin, bigeye, skipjack, and albacore), 124 sharks, and 259 other fish. Additional specimens were taken by trolling (14), by rod and reel (61), and by hand line (14). Physical, chemical and biological data were collected.

  • A deep line-fishing survey of various islands and offshore banks in the Western Indian Ocean was made during January and February 1969 by a Royal Society Expedition whose primary objective was to search for the coelacanth, LATIMERIA CHALUMNAE and thereby extend its known range. The survey was carried out from F.R.V. MANIHINE (109 ft O.A.; 208 G.T.); details are given in the itinerary, the fishing gear, fishing methods and the individual species caught, together with a brief discussion on the effect of depth, height of hooks above sea floor and geographical position on the composition of the catches.

  • The East African coastal region was divided into three areas: Northern, Central and Southern regions. The original intention was to make regular bi-monthly longlining cruises, alternating northern and southern areas with certain central areas sampled on each cruise but constant mechanical failures in MANIHINE before or during cruises made it impossible to follow the laid down programme; hence the erratic nature of the fishing and sampling heavily biased towards the North East monsoon. This report gives an outline of the major features of the water masses.

  • Cruise 5 of the R/V ANTON BRUUN originated from Bombay on January 26 and terminated at Bombay on May 4, 1963. A special program of longline fishing was conducted to study the distribution and abundance of pelagic fishes in the Western Indian Ocean in the period of northeast monsoon. This report presents the station lists, bathythermograph positions and reduced oceanographic, chemical and biological data for Cruise 5. It includes a summary of the longline catch by stations.

  • Cruise 3 of the R/V ANTON BRUUN, originating from Bombay and terminating at Port Louis, Mauritius in 1963, was the first Cruise on which a special effort was made to sample the meso- and bathypelagic fauna on the western Indian Ocean. This report presents the reduced oceanographic, chemical and biological data, station lists of plankton, midwater trawl, miscellaneous biological collections and bathythermograph positions for Cruise 3.

  • This report presents the reduced oceanographic, chemical and biological data, station lists of plankton and benthic collections, and bathythermograph positions for Cruises 7&8 of the R/V ANTON BRUUN; and station lists of reef and inshore, plankton, benthic, and miscellaneous biological collections, and bathythermograph positions for Cruise 9. Cruise s 7&8 were devoted primarily to benthic biology while Cruise 9 emphasized reef and shore collecting in some of the remote island areas in the southwestern Indian Ocean.

  • The Fisheries project, described in the following is based on a government agreement, signed on May 22nd 1980 between the republic of Seychelles and the Federal Republic of Germany. In this document, all intentions of the project, the staff to be at disposal by each partner, the project-financing and the different research and commercial tasks are specified.

  • The physio-chemical environment of the fishing area is rapidly described here; this area is limited by the Malagasy North West coast, the Comores Islands, the Aldabra and Providence Islands. This area is favorable to great tuna concentrations and the following report gives tuna and live-bait fishing results, for Madagascar.