Direct Assessment Department

Updated: Wednesday March 25th, 2020
March 25th, 2020 IFOP


Provide scientific information through direct methods of evaluation regarding abundance by weight and number of fish stocks and their spatial distribution.

Strategic Planning

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.


Research programs:

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