On July 24th, Abate Molina scientific vessel, from Fisheries Development Institute, set sail from Valparaíso Port to evaluate common hake stock, using the hydroacoustic method, between the northern limit of Coquimbo Region and Regionde los Rios.
The scientific voyage will last 33 days, the captain of the ship is Enrique Quiero and as cruise chief Esteban Molina fishing engineer.
In this cruise, common hake biological samples are taken to determinate their demographic structure and reproductive condition; sexual maturity, number of females, males, sizes, ages.
The species that make up the accompanying fauna of the common hake are quantified and identified.
Bio-oceanographic stations are carried out to obtain samples of zooplankton, ichthyoplankton and determine the oceanographic conditions.