One recently emerging and promising complementary approach to address fish biomass in the ocean is the use of environmental DNA from water samples.
Recent studies have shown good correlations between trawl data and eDNA measurements of demersal fish along Greenland.
The overall objective of the project is to develop and validate an eDNA sampling and analysis protocol for the detection and quantification of Atlantic Cod biomass on the Faroe Bank.
The end goal is to better understand of the spatial and temporal distribution of cod biomass on the Faroe bank to directly address recent management policies for closing the fishery.
Faroe Marine Research Institute, Dr. Ian Salter, Ph.D.