In this activity, developed within regional interest FIC project framework , called “Monitoring via web of biomass and distribution of brown algae”, executed by Universidad Católica del Norte (UCN), both general scope and technical aspects of the project, where commitment to develop a Web Geographic Information System that can be consulted online was highlighted that will help to have pertinent and timely information on available resource biomass levels, and thus provide valuable background for management and regulatory measures implementation by both the administrator and this fishery users .
Álvaro Wilson, IFOP Fisheries Development Institute researcher explained “Atacama Region maintains a relevant presence in the benthic field with a work team made up of; 3 professionals, 1 technician and 2 scientific observers from Coquimbo and Caldera bases who directly participate in three ASIPA benthic field research programs: Comprehensive aquaculture development program for artisanal fishermen and small-scale aquaculturists; Benthic Fisheries Monitoring Program, Benthic Resources Management Areas program and indirectly also, in Management Plans program that in Atacama region monitors Bahía Chascos sector
IFOP’s participation in this activity is related to its formal sponsor role in this research initiative and to its interest and permanent collaboration commitment with both regional research institutions and public institutions, such as Subpesca Zonal Directorate , regional Sernapesca and Navy ”.
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