On May 2nd, from Valparaíso’s port, Abate Molina scientific vessel set sail to characterize and evaluate of anchoveta and common sardine resources stock present between the Regions of Valparaíso and Los Lagos, based on hydroacoustic methods, during maximum recruitment and in the immediate fall period .
For 29 days, IFOP professionals and technicians will carry out this scientific journey led by Fisheries Engineer Álvaro Saavedra ( cruise’s head) and Enrique Quiero, ship’s captain .
The cruise’s specific objectives are:
To estimate anchoveta and common sardine resource stock size and its spatial distribution in the period of maximum recruitment to the fishery present in the study area.
To characterize and analyze, in a space-time context, evaluated stocks demographic composition and its interannual variation by means of biological indicators.
To characterize and analyze bio-oceanographic conditions present in the study area and their relationship with resources spatial distribution.
To characterize anchoveta and common sardine resources aggregations in the study area.
To analyze interspecific relationships from echograms detected spatial distributions.
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