The scientific expedition will last 31 days. In 2019 7 cruises were made with a total of 233 days of annual operation
On January 4th at 11 p.m.,Abate Molina scientific ship, from Fisheries Development Institute, (IFOP) sailed from Valparaíso’s port to evaluate and characterize commons, through the hydroacoustic method, during the maximum recruitment period and during immediate fall.
There are sensors in Abate Molina that emit sound waves that bounce off shoals, producing a return echo, which generates graphs and color scale data according to individuals density, which allows biomass to be investigated. This technique is known as hydroacoustic evaluation.
The head of the Cruise is the fishing engineer Álvaro Saavedra, the captain of the ship is Takashi Abe, a staff of 28 professionals and technicians come along as well.
Research area is considered between (Pichidangui) and north of Caleta Mansa