The ambition of the PFA is to maintain a sustainable fishery for pelagic fish stocks, both now and in the future. Collaboration with science and research is an important requirement for that ambition. Martin Pastoors is PFA's Chief Science Officer and responsible for the implementation of the PFA research strategy.

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Deep-sea fish in new photo guide

25 August 2019

Researchers from Wageningen Marine Research and the Pelagic Freezer-trawler Association have jointly published a photo ID guide for deep-sea fish species. The guide contains photographs of nearly 100 fish species and 10 cephalopod species from the mesopelagic zone, which is between 200 and 1,000 meters in depth, in the north-eastern regions of the Atlantic Ocean. It helps fishermen and researchers on fishing vessels improve their identification of these species and their understanding of underwater life in the ocean depths.




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