IFOP researchers present at a climatic changeworkshop
5 April, 2024

IFOP researchers present at a climatic changeworkshop

April 24th, 2024 Mario Loyola

On Tuesday, April 2nd, in Coquimbo, the workshop “Climatic Change in Crustacean Fisheries and El Niño Current Effects” was held. The event was organized by Coquimbo Region’s Fishing Industrialists and Shipowners Association (AIP) and the National Fishing Society (Sonapesca)

The activity included presentations by authorities, researchers and professionals from Fishing Industrialists and Shipowners Association as well as Fisheries and Aquaculture Undersecretariat(Subpesca), National Fisheries Service (Sernapesca), Universidad Católica del Norte (UCN ), Fisheries Development Institute (IFOP) and Arid Zones Advanced Studies Center (Ceaza), along with presentations by crews representatives and local fleet fishing captains

Dr. Juan Faúndez from IFOP presented on: Climatic Change: Concepts, monitoring and projections. It showed a summary of climatic change concepts, its main precursors and global warming effects on some Eastern South Pacific environmental variables, such as ENSO events (El Niño Southern Oscillation) acidification intensification and deoxygenation frequency and extension in the subsurface ocean. IFOP’s results on environmental monitoring associated with its monthly and satellite sampling were presented. Climatic Change Alert and Monitoring System (SAPO) platform developed by IFOP was presented, which allowed monitoring and premature determination of El Niño 2023 event formation. The importance of continuous observations through monitoring to capture and analyze environmental changes associated with climatic change.

Maximiliano Zilleruelo IFOP’s researcher, referred to “Monitoring of demersal crustacean fisheries, main monitoring programs results of these fisheries for 2014-2023 period,” and showed the monitoring program’s main objectives and main results. for this period, highlighting the historical series of landings, catch quotas, size of specimens, target catch and by-catch, for nylon shrimp, yellow shrimp and red shrimp in all its fishing units.

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