IFOP launches new biodiversity guide associated with small-scale aquaculture carried out by repopulation and cultureMay 18th, 2023
Dr. Luis Henríquez-Antipa, developed this beautiful photographic guide of marine biodiversity associated with small-scale aquaculture (SPA) in the Los Lagos region.
The photographic record is part of “Comprehensive Aquaculture Development Program for Artisanal Fishermen and Small-Scale Aquaculture Farmers” activities carried out by Fisheries Development Institute (IFOP) and in particular,emerging banks research(BEms) associated with the operation of bivalve cultures.
During the monitoring campaigns to assess APE impact on the benthic ecosystem in Los Lagos region, IFOP RyC senior researcher and scientific diver, Dr. Luis Henríquez-Antipa, made numerous photographic records that allowed the elaboration of the “TO MARINE ORGANISMS IDENTIFICATION GUIDE : Seno de Reloncaví and Inland Sea of Chiloé”, aimed at researchers, students and fans of local diversity.
In this regard, Luis indicates: “A photograph is worth a thousand words. In this small gallery of marine biodiversity, species that inhabit under cultivation of mussels Mytilus chilensis and reference habitats throughout the Los Lagos region are shown. The organisms that appear here interact and coexist closely with anthropic activities, representing an important part of Chilean coast natural heritage. In an effort to promote coastal ecosystem dissemination, understanding and care, this guide presents 100 marine species that can be observed in the coastal environments of our region.
It is a pleasure for us to share this guide with the community, which can be downloaded from the viewer. In case you require a direct download, we leave you the link in our publications gallery.