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Title: A reconstructed database of historic bluefin tuna captures in the Gibraltar Strait and Western Mediterranean
Authors: Polanco-Martínez, Josué M.
Caballero-Alfonso, Ángela María
Ganzedo, Unai
Castro-Hernández, José J. 
UNESCO Clasification: 240401 Bioestadística
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Keywords: Data reconstructions
Missing data
Historic Bluefin tuna captures
Gibraltar Strait and Western Mediterranean
Issue Date: 2018
Journal: Data in Brief 
Abstract: This data paper presents a reconstruction of a compilation of a small but consistent database of historical capture records of bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus; BFT hereafter) from the Gibraltar Strait and Western Mediterranean (Portugal, Spain and Italy). The compilation come from diverse historical and documentary sources and span the time interval from 1525 to 1936 covering a period of 412 years. There is a total of 3074 datum, which reach up to 67.83% of the total implying a 32.17% of missing data. However, we have only reconstructed the captures for the time interval 1700–1936 and we provide these reconstructions only for this time interval and for 9 out of 11 series due to the scarcity and inhomogeneity of the two oldest capture time series. This reconstructed database provides an invaluable opportunity for fisheries and marine research as well as for multidisciplinary research in climate change.
ISSN: 2352-3409
DOI: 10.1016/j.dib.2017.11.028
Source: Data in Brief, [ISSN 2352-3409], v. 16, p. 206-210
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