The Verdict is In: Saildrones Add Important Data to Fisheries Management
Summer is the season for most fish surveys in Alaska, which means data is about that time of year and those areas where research ships are operating. Now, ocean going, sun- and wind-powered robots are adding valuable information from other areas and different times of year to augment NOAA surveys in the nation’s most productive fishing grounds -- the Bering Sea.
Although saildrones have been used for a few years now, a new NOAA Fisheries study led by Alex De Robertis of NOAA’s Alaska Fisheries Science Center identified precisely ...
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