On May 8th, with a crew of 27 people, Fisheries Development Institute’s Abate Molina Scientific Vessel set sail from Valparaíso’s Port to evaluate and characterize anchovy and common sardine stock resources present between the regions of Valparaíso and Los Lagos, through hydroacoustic method, during maximum recruitment period and immediate fall.
In this scientific journey, the ship’s captain is Takashi Abe and as cruise’s head is fishing engineer Álvaro Saavedra.
To estimate anchovy and common sardine resources stock’s size and their spatial distribution in maximum recruitment period to fishery present in researched area.
To characterize and analyze in a spatio-temporal context, demographic composition and its interannual variation of evaluated stocks by biological indicators means.
To characterize and analyze bio-oceanographic conditions present in the study area and their relationship with spatial resources distribution.
To characterize anchovy and common sardine resources aggregations in researched area.
To determinate stomach content and to characterize common sardine and anchovy specimens trophic behavior in the study area and period.
Ecological information gathering to advance fisheries ecosystemic management based on; Integrated anchovy’s trophic behavior analysis oriented to key species classification of low trophic level, according to MSC standard.