FAO Fisheries Circular No. 991
Summary and Review of Soviet and Ukrainian Scientific and Commercial Fishing Operations on the Deepwater Ridges of the Southern Indian Ocean
SOUTHERN SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF MARINE FISHERIES AND OCEANOGRAPHY
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Romanov, E.V. (ed.)
Summary and review of Soviet and Ukrainian scientific and commercial fishing operations on the deepwater ridges of the southern Indian Ocean.
FAO Fisheries Circular. No. 991. Rome, FAO. 2003. 84p.
This document describes the pioneering fisheries exploration undertaken of the deepwater ridges of the southern Indian Ocean. The general marine physical and geographical characteristics of the area are described including the climatic conditions. The history of the soviet research and exploratory cruises is documented together with the results of the acoustic and trawl surveys. A list of all species encountered is provided and a tabulation of the cruises with relevant operational details.
1. INTRODUCTION (Evgeny V. Romanov)
2. GENERAL PHYSICAL AND GEOGRAPHICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE UNDERWATER RIDGES OF THE SOUTHERN INDIAN OCEAN (Tatyana I. Burlenko)
3. THE HISTORY OF RESEARCH AND EXPLORATORY CRUISES IN THE AREA (Sergej I. Usachev, Nikolaj A. Ivanin, Evgeny V. Romanov and Galina M. Kogomatchenko)
4. FISHERIES (Alevtina A. Shumatova, Leonid K. Pshenichnov and Evgeny V. Romanov)
5. RESEARCH, SCOUTING AND EXPLORATORY FISHERIES SURVEYS
5.1. Trawl surveys (Nikolaj A. Ivanin, Galina M. Kogomatchenko and Evgeny V. Romanov)
5.2. Vertical mechanized lines (Evgeny V. Romanov)
5.3. Bottom longlines (Nikolaj N. Kukharev and Evgeny V. Romanov)
5.4. Lobster pot fishing (Nikolaj N. Kukharev)
6. ACOUSTIC AND TRAWL SURVEYS (Nikolaj A. Ivanin)
7. SURVEY RESULTS
9. LITERATURE CITED
I. List of species recorded at the seamounts of the Southern Indian Ocean during Soviet research expeditions in 1969-1998
II. List of Ukrainian research and exploratory expeditions of Southern Indian Ocean seamounts
III. Soviet commercial vessels that operated in the Southern Indian Ocean
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