Maintaining big data projects takes a lot. A lot of people to conduct research, populate databases, verify information, make the data accessible. It also requires a lot of material and financial resources.
November 21st marks World Fisheries Day.
According to the Institute for Fisheries Resources, this day has been celebrated since November 21st, 1997, when the World Fisheries Forum (WFF) was officially established in New Delhi, India. This non-profit organization is now known as the World Forum of Fish Harvesters and Fishworkers.
Seismic surveying is affecting the whiting fishery that operates off the eastern part of Australia’s state of Victoria and the lobster fishery off King Island in the state of Tasmania.
The surveying technique involves using loud blasts to detect potential oil and gas reserves on the seabed.
Post-secondary students interested in fisheries science are invited to connect with the Sea Around Us – Indian Ocean at the University of Western Australia (UWA) and learn about four programs available to immerse themselves in this fascinating discipline.