Mapping Pelagic and Demersal Resources
Developing advanced scientific software for mapping the pelagic and demersal resources
Each year, the Norwegian Fishery Authorities allocate fishing quotas based on advice from the Institute of Marine Research (IMR). Marine scientists base their advice on surveys of the number of fish in the sea as well as information from advanced software tools for mapping the pelagic and demersal resources – developed at CMR and IMR. Acoustic data are the basis for estimating fish stock abundance of many marine species.