Publicado por: pongpesca | 2012/11/29

Fishery Data, On the Double: NOAA Fisheries and Industry Join Forces on Combined Hake/Sardine Survey

“NOAA Fisheries is responsible for conducting stock assessments of commercially valuable species of fish. But when doing stock assessments, NOAA scientists aren’t just counting fish. They’re using the latest technology to estimate fish abundance now and into the future, and they’re constantly developing new methods to get more accurate results. This past summer, for instance, NOAA Fisheries developed a new procedure for surveying both Pacific hake and sardine at the same time. This combined survey method, which required a shared effort by both NOAA and the fishing industry, may allow for more frequent abundance estimates for both species, and for better-managed, and potentially more productive fisheries.”

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Fonte:  NOAA – 26 de novembro de 2012

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