Fishery resources to be assessed in Newfoundland Bank
Friday, May 22, 2015, 23:00 (GMT + 9)
A team of researchers from Vigo Oceanographic Centre of the Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO) will begin this Saturday to assess the status of the fishery resources of the Grand Banks of Newfoundland.
Over three months, three research surveys will be performed consecutively -- Platuxa, Flemish Cap and Feltan Negro 3L -- in the Regulatory Area of the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organisation (NAFO) 3MLNO. These are international waters adjacent to the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of Canada.
The research work will be carried out on board the vessel Vizconde de Eza, belonging to the General Fisheries Secretariat under the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment (MAGRAMA), and will led by scientists of the Distant Fisheries Programme of the IEO Vigo Oceanographic Centre .
This year's Platuxa survey is the twenty-first. Its main objective is to obtain the necess... FULL STORY