What will “fish” science next year
The Agency held a meeting of the Board of Directors of industrial research. Representatives of agencies and institutions discussed the expeditions this year and considered the draft list of priority scientific flight in 2019.
The meeting was chaired by Deputy Minister of agriculture of Russia, head of the Federal Agency for fishery Ilya Shestakov.
As reported Fishnews in the press service of the HEADLIGHTS, this year the consolidation of the scientific fleet in the far East basin has allowed to increase the efficiency of the courts and the amount of research 60%. In 2018 passed 327 expeditions: 170 vessels in the exclusive economic zone of Russia, 11 – outside of our waters, 24 – assessment of stocks of Pacific salmon, the 122 objects on freshwater fisheries.
Scientific fleet needs to maintain and upgrade
Director of the Russian research Institute of fisheries and Oceanography Cyril Kolonchin identified problem points in the execution of the plan of priority resource studies this year. In particular, the head of VNIRO drew attention to the wear on the scientific fleet in the Northern basin and the volatility of fuel prices, which affected the reduction of duration of flights.
To address the issue of exploitation Nisou the head of the Agency tasked to prepare the medium-term (5-7 years) production plan maintenance work and to present it at the next Board of Directors.
“This process must be controlled to see the full picture, to support the court in working condition, and not a point and extra to patch holes. You need to make two versions of the plan: optimal – in case of allocation of additional funds and conservative – at the current level of funding,” – said Ilya Shestakov.
Where shall Nissa
In 2019, scientists have planned 316 expeditions, the total duration of works (sudomotor) will increase. Key areas of the plan include resource studies Pacific salmon, which are planned to be studied at all stages of the life cycle. The number of research flights will increase from 24 to 28: the surveys will spend on the spawning grounds, juvenile fish in autumn, migrations of adult fishes towards spawning rivers.
Also in the programme for next year laid a large-scale account of the shooting crabs in Primorye and in General in the Japan sea, including the deep red strigun on the Bank Quito-Yamato.
Research Pollock, crab, salmon and monitoring in Kamchatka waters, it is planned to actively involve small scientific fleet of Kamchatka fisheries Institute. Among the important works which were not carried out at this scale for the last 10 years, the diving survey in the coastal zone of Sakhalin, Primorye and South Kuriles.
Aerial surveys on spawning areas of salmon, herring, rookeries of marine mammals in the next year plans to comply with wide application of unmanned aerial vehicles.
The number of flights beyond the Russian EEZ are going to increase more than doubled to 26 expeditions. The program includes studies of pelagic fish in areas of Morocco and Mauritania, and blue whiting in the North Atlantic, pelagic and deep sea fishes North Pacific.
In the framework of the complex target program of scientific research in the interests of the fisheries of Russia it is planned to conduct a joint expedition of Feb RAS. In the study of deep-water biological resources in the plan by 2019 provided by trawl surveys of the Okhotsk sea research deep-sea crabs of the Bering and the sea of Japan, bathypelagic fishes submarine elevations in the Emperor ridge.
For the first time since 2002, planned an expedition in the Atlantic part of Antarctica for studies of Antarctic krill, squid, and mesopelagic fish.
In the framework of the International year of the salmon are expected to participate in the international Russian Nisou shooting in the wintering areas of red fish in the North Pacific ocean, and a large-scale survey of salmon in the EEZ of our country.
Next year the scientific research fleet of the Northern basin will be replenished with R / V “Professor of Levanidov”, which will be deployed on the Northern sea route from the Far East. It is expected that this vessel will provide to the Russian obligations on participation in the international accounts, filming in October-December 2019
Northern expeditions will be more
Following the discussion, the head of the Agency tasked to finalize the list of studies in the Northern basin, to strengthen the scientific basis for upholding of positions of Russia on the site of the joint Russian-Norwegian fisheries Commission (jrnfc) and ICES. According to Ilya Shestakov, include the additional work for the stock assessment for Northern shrimp: interest in its development greatly increased in the last year, including from third countries.
In addition, the following Board of Directors was instructed to provide an analysis of the results of the expedition in the Chukchi sea and proposals for input to craft new objects.
According to the materials: fishnews.ru