Luis La Cruz, researcher at the Institute of the Sea of Peru, (IMARPE) conducted an internship, jointly with Fishing Developmet Institute hydroacoustic area experts.
He works at the Hydroacoustic Functional Area in Peru and traveled to Chile to share experiences with Fisheries Developmet Institute researchers, especially in acoustic processes automation.
The researcher participated in the hydroacoustic evaluation of small pelagic in Aysén of General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo Region cruise, to know in the field IFOP researchers way of work.
Luis commented “This initiative comes from good relations between IFOP – IMARPE institutions and the perspectives that encompass each of the leading acoustics of Chile and Peru. The exchange of work experiences is sought and generate greater added value to the results of the hydroacoustic evaluation cruises of the region.
I participated in the Pelaguin 1904 cruise, in the area of acoustics that was equipped with the EK80 scientific echo sounder of 38 and 120 kHz. At the same time, I participated during biometric-biological sampling and during oceanographic stations. In the city of Valparaíso I made a presentation to the acousticians of the department of direct evaluations on the application of automation tools for the process of acoustic multifrequency data.
The experience was very rewarding, I had the opportunity to work aboard the craft fishing vessel “El Daubio Azul”. Teamwork was excellent, I was able to develop with ease and confidence.
The dialogue on acoustic fishing issues with IFOP researchers has led me to strengthen my knowledge. I met a group with great strengths, it was very interesting to have exchanged opinions with them. The acoustics team of Peru is equally numerous and the expectation is to continue with the exchange of researchers to strengthen the acoustics of the region “