Photo: Bipo Inapesca
The Mexican research ship Bipo Inapesca set out on its first cruise to study with cutting-edge technology the deep waters of the Gulf of California as a first step toward developing sustainable undersea resources, the Agriculture Secretariat said.
The oceanographic and fishery research ship of the National Fishing Institute, or Inapesca, weighed anchor with 22 specialists aboard to carry out studies aimed at determining “the indices of abundance and variations,” the life cycles and geographical areas of species that lend themselves to harvesting, the secretariat said in a statement.
The research will nail down the best catch technology for harvesting identified resources in the Gulf of California, located in northwestern Mexico and also known as the Sea of Cortez.
Specialists from several institutes of higher learning and research centers will develop studies of “fishing acoustics, exploratory fishing, and physical, chemical and biological oceanography,” the secretariat said.