The Kerguelen database
A database for fishery statistics and biological data for the Kerguelen EEZ has been operating in France since 1979. At the end of the 1984/85 fishing season, the data from 25 445 trawls had been entered into the database. A graphical representation of these data is presented for several parameters including a distribution of the fishing effort, position of individual trawls, total catches and catch per species. Four species (Champsocephalus gunnari, Notothenia squamifrons, N. rossii and Dissostichus eleginoides) represent about 99% of the total catches. Length frequency distributions of the species are also provided for the period 1979/80–1985/86.