Pelagic prospecting cruise in the Central and South Atlantic IN PROGRESS
On November 1, 2017, the National Research Ship "Al Amir Moulay Abdallah" began its acoustic prospecting campaigns for small pelagics in the Moroccan Atlantic zone between Cap Cantin and Cap Blanc. This survey will complete the acoustic coverage of the Moroccan coast from the autumn season until the end of December 2017.
The central (Cap Cantin-Cape Bojador) and south (Cap Bojador-Cap Blanc) stock exploration cruises are conducted according to a standard scientific protocol, following a transects pattern up to 500 m depth and a network of fishing and oceanography stations for biological and hydrological sampling. These activities will provide the necessary scientific information for small pelagic species biomass and abundance assessment, the survey of their biological parameters and the study of their marine environment.
- Cap Cantin- Cape Bojador from 1st to 30th November 2017
- Cap Bojador- Cap Blanc from 1st to 27th of December 2017