Preliminary report of the Norwegian groundfish survey at Bear Island and west-Spitsbergen in the autumn 1983
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This report describes the results from a stratified bottom trawl survey carried out by R/V "Eldjarn" and M/Tr "Bøtrål 4" in the period 6 September to 1 October 1983. Cod were most abundant in the Bear Island area and most numerous was the 1982-yearclass. The former most abundante 1979-yearclass was redused with 60% compared to the 1982 results. Older haddock were scarce, but some recruitement of the 1982-yearclass was recorded. The most abundant species in the area were Long rough dab and redfish.