Global Fish biomass may be 10 times higher than thought says acoustic survey
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SCOM] Feb 18, 2014
According to a paper produced by Carlos Duarte for the Spanish National Research Council, fish biomass in the ocean is 10 times higher than estimated. The 6 million euro project consisted of a series of acoustic transects that detected mesopelagic species like lantern fish. These fish are generally found in the open ocean between 200 and 1000 meters, and the rise to the shallower depth at night, and retreat deeper during the day. They also detect nets and can flee from trawls.
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