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GLACE - GreenLAnd Circumnavigation Expedition

AALISAKKAT : FISH AND ZOOPLANKTON AROUND GREENLAND

General

Project start
06.02.2019
Project end
05.02.2020
Type of project
Research
Project theme
Ecosystems
Project topic
Agriculture, forestry & fishery
Biology
Ecology
Ecosystems
Fish and shellfish
Marine mammals
Molecular Ecology

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Arctic (entire region)
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 68.566810285968, -40.746102333069

Fieldwork start
30.07.2019
Fieldwork end
06.10.2019

Project details

28.05.2019
Science / project plan

Around Greenland, fish and zooplankton are a major food source for marine mammals, seabirds and commercial fish species. Greenland’s economy is highly dependent on fisheries (90 % of export value), and climate change has profound effects on marine ecosystems and the future of fisheries in the country. The project aims to map the current distribution of zooplankton and pelagic fish populations around Greenland as a baseline for future studies on climate change.

Our approach includes fisheries acoustics, net sampling and environmental DNA. The knowledge gained during this project will help the assessment of natural resources and provide scientific advice on managing fish stocks in Greenland.

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