Direct Assessment Department
Provide scientific information through direct methods of evaluation regarding abundance by weight and number of fish stocks and their spatial distribution.
Run research programs linked to the activities of the Department and scientifically advice institutional administrative authorities on topics related to the Department.
Our main strength is the department’s highly specialized team, trained in engineering and biology, with proficiency in general and spatial statistics, acoustic equipment operations and fishing gear.
Estimates of abundance and biomass of the main fishing fish resources declared as fully exploited:
1 (Trachurus murphy) Jack mackerel
2 (Merluccius gayi gayi) hake
3 (Merluccius australis) Southern hake
4 (Macruronus magallanicus) Hoki
5 (Micromesistius australis) Southern blue whiting
6 (Engraulis ringens) Anchovy
7 (Estrangomera bentincki) Sardine
8 (Hoplostethus atlanticus) Orange roughy
9 (Cervimunida johni) yellow squat shrimp
10 (Pleuroncodes monodon) Red squat lobster
11 (Heterocarpus reedi) nailon shrimp