Ichtyoplankton and pelagic fish sampling as validation for echoes of EK80
Project title: What’s in the Fridge? Species Composition and Abundance of Pelagic Fish Available to Top Predators in Northwest Greenland
Funding: Greenland Research Council
Rationale and aims: Changes in pelagic fish distribution and abundance could have dramatic impacts on marine ecosystems off West Greenland, and on services they provide to Greenlanders (e.g. fisheries, ecotourism, cultural identity). The main objectives of this project are (1) to inventory the pelagic fish in Northwest Greenland; (2) to assess how climate change has affected pelagic fish assemblages relative to the last survey of the area in 2006 and (3) to understand how on-going changes will affect culturally and economically important marine species such as fish, birds and mammals.