On Wednesday, November 23rd at 11:00 p.m., Abate Molina scientific vessel set sail from Valparaíso’s port, with Fisheries Development Institute professionals and technicians who will sail for a month investigating anchovy. The ship’s captain is Enrique Quiero and as head of the cruise is fishing engineer Francisco Leiva
The scientific cruise’s general objective is: To carry out hydroacoustic prospecting between Arica and Parinacota and Antofagasta Regions to evaluate anchovy stock present in the study area.
The specific objectives are:
- To carry out 41 acoustic transects between Arica and Paposo bay
- To evaluate the shore bias (between 21° and 22° LS) with an artisanal boat.
- To carry out a sufficient number of reconnaissance fishing sets to characterize anchovy stock
- To carry out oceanographic stations in the study area