Preliminary Report Cruise No. II - Surveys of the Fish Resources in the Shelf Region Between Colombia and Suriname - Part 1: The Guianas, 8 - 22 May 1988













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CRUISE REPORTS “DR. FRIDTJOF NANSEN”

NORAD - FAO/UNDP GLO/82/001

IMR, Bergen


The research programme SURVEYS OF THE FISH RESOURCES IN THE SHELF REGION FROM COLOMBIA TO SURINAME is sponsored by The Norwegian Agency for Development Assistance NORAD, The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations FAO, and the United Nations Development Programme UNDP. The programme is being planned jointly by the participating countries, FAO’s Department of Fisheries and the Institute of Marine Research, Norway. Its execution is the responsibility of the Institute of Marine Research in cooperation with FAO and national fisheries administrations.

The programme will comprise several coverages of the region. This cruise report describes the work and some of the findings of the second survey. Full reports will be issued after the completion of the programme.

This electronic document has been scanned using optical character recognition (OCR) software and careful manual recorrection. Even if the quality of digitalisation is high, the FAO declines all responsibility for any discrepancies that may exist between the present document and its original printed version.


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1. Introduction

2. Narrative

3. Hydrography

4. Fish distribution

5. Results of the fishing experiments

ANNEX 1. DESCRIPTION OF TRAWL - APENDICE 1 DESCRIPCION DE RED DE ARRASTRE

ANNEX 2. RECORDS OF FISHING STATIONS

ANNEX 3. POOLED LENGTH DISTRIBUTIONS OF MAIN SPECIES CAUGHT, SURINAME

ANNEX 4. POOLED LENGTH DISTRIBUTIONS OF MAIN SPECIES CAUGHT, GUYANA

ANNEX 5. POOLED LENGTH DISTRIBUTIONS OF MAIN SPECIES CAUGHT VENEZUELA