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Analysis of swordfish catches and by-catches in artisanal longline fisheries in the Alboran Sea (western Mediterranean Sea) during the summer season

  • J.C. Báez (a1), R. Real (a1), J.A. Camiñas (a2), D. Torreblanca (a1) and C. Garcia-Soto (a3)...
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We analysed variations in swordfish capture and total by-catches, under different oceanographic and technical conditions, in the artisanal longline fishery operating in the Alboran Sea during the summer period. The oceanographic variable Sea Surface Velocity absolute component (SSV; m s−1) was the variable with the greatest explanatory power, as it was present in all models.

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Correspondence should be addressed to: J.C. Báez, Instituto Español de Oceanografía, Centro Oceanográfico de Málaga, Puerto Pesquero de Fuengirola s/n, Fuengirola (Málaga) Spain email: jcarlos.baez@ma.ieo.es
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Present address: Instituto Español de Oceanografía, Centro Oceanográfico de Málaga, Puerto Pesquero de Fuengirola s/n, Fuengirola (Málaga) Spain

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