MRAG Ltd were contracted to provide a CCAMLR Scientific Observer for the Norwegian krill vessel Thorshøvdi. The vessel was a new design which utilises twin continuous pumping nets.
The role of the observer is to collect data on target and bycatch species as well as monitor interactions with birds and marine mammals. Reports and data are provided to CCAMLR which provides information to the Scientific Committee so the likely impacts on the environment can be assessed.
- Training, provision and management of scientific observer
- Data collection
- Analysis and Logistics