Abate Molina Scientific Ship set sail to evaluate Anchovy resourceNovember 25th, 2020
Between Arica, Parinacota and Antofagasta regions
On the night of Monday, November 23rd, Abate Molina scientific vessel set sail from Valparaíso’s port, with Fisheries Development Institute professionals and technicians , to evaluate anchovy, the captain of the ship is Enrique Quiero and the head of the cruise is fisheries engineer Francisco Leiva
The cruise’s general objective is to carry out hydroacoustic prospecting between Arica, Parinacota and Antofagasta Regions to evaluate anchovy stock present in the study area.
- To carry out 41 acoustic transects between Arica and the Paposo bay (south of Antofagasta)
- To evaluate shore bias between Iquique’s south and Tocopilla’s north (between 21 ° and 22 ° LS) with a craft boat.
- To carry out a sufficient number of reconnaissance fishing sets to characterize anchovy stock
- To carry out oceanographic stations in designated study area (100)