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Ichtyoplankton and pelagic fish sampling as validation for echoes of EK80

Expected field work start date
01 Aug 2018
Expected field work end date
15 Aug 2018
Organisation
Greenland Institute of Natural Resources (GINR)
Department

Greenland Climate Research Centre

Address
Postbox 570
Zip code
3900
City
Nuuk
Country
Greenland
Project category
Research
Type of project
Research
Project theme
Marine ecosystems
Project topic
Ecology
Fish and shellfish
Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork location
70.88860446170855, -53.602294921875
Fieldwork region
Greenland, North-West

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.

Last updated
12 Jan 2018