An innovative new Zealand-led study of young toothfish in Antarctica has found high densities for the highly-prized seafood in the southern Ross water.
Marine experts Dr Stuart Hanchet, from NIWA, and Dr Hyun-Su Jo, from Korea, recently completed the very first study of young Antarctic toothfish.
Dr Hanchet claims the survey that is successful the very first in a string that may monitor variety of young Antarctic toothfish into the Ross water area.
He claims, “To monitor seafood abundance precisely, it is important that the studies be carried out in a managed and way that is rigorous. For instance, this implies with the exact same fishing gear in addition to exact same bait, at exactly the same time and location on a yearly basis. Additionally it is crucial that the survey is very very carefully designed such that it samples the area that is main that the target populace is available.
“This study are going to be a monitoring that is important to ensure that the degree of fishing stays sustainable.”
Antarctic toothfish (Dissostichus mawsoni) are observed at depths right down to 2000 metres. Continue reading Survey reveals a great amount of seafood into the Ross Sea