Last 2022 Abate Molina Cruise will investigate Anchovy
24 November, 2022

Last 2022 Abate Molina Cruise will investigate Anchovy

November 28th, 2022 Periodista Gabriela.Gutiérrez

Between Arica Parinacota and Antofagasta regions

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
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