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Testing the feasibility of acoustic sensors to estimate sardine biomass to facilitate science-based fishery management in the Philippines


June 2017 - December 2018


In this project we assess the potential for active and passive acoustic technologies to support pelagic fish assessments. By coupling passive with active technology, results will provide opportunity to validate whether new passive gears can successfully detect pelagic fish stocks, potentially expanding the set of tools available for fisheries monitoring. We are conducting the work in the Philippines where sardine fisheries support millions of livelihoods. Results will assist the Philippines in moving towards science-driven fisheries management for pelagic fish stocks.


Current Staff

Federal Staff: 95

Masters Students: 239

Phd Students: 142

Post Docs: 53

University Staff: 240

5 Year Summary

Students graduated: 701

Scientific Publications: 1936

Presentations: 4260



Funding Agencies

  • Atkinson Center - EDF Innovation for Impact Fund


Cooperative Research Units Program Headquarters Cooperators

  1. U.S. Geological Survey