FISH SURVEY IN SEA OF AZOV
Fish survey in Sea of Azov. Russian researchers are to carry out survey lamp, ichthyoplankton and zooplankton surveys in the Sea of Azov.
In the course of the research, scientists will estimate the number and biomass of anchovy spawners, perform an inventory of ichthyoplankton – eggs and larvae of anchovy and tulka (a sprat), as well as obtain hydrobiological and hydrological-hydrochemical data. The expedition will last 10 days, the scientific staff will include ichthyologists, hydrobiologist and hydrologist.
The research will make it possible to assess the stocks of aquatic biological resources of the Sea of Azov anchovy and tulka, the efficiency of their reproduction and replenishment of commercial populations. These data are necessary for the development of materials substantiating the recommended volume of anchorage (catch) of anchovy and tulka in the Sea of Azov for 2022-2023. and, if necessary, adjust the recommended volume of harvest (catch) for 2021.
Sea of Azov, Russian Azovskoye More, orAzovskoe More, inland sea situated off the southern shores of Ukraine and Russia. It forms a northern extension of the Black Sea, to which it is linked on the south by the Kerch Strait. The Sea of Azov is about 210 miles (340 km) long and 85 miles (135 km) wide and has an area of about 14,500 square miles (37,600 square km). Into the Sea of Azov flow the great Don and Kuban rivers and many lesser ones such as the Mius, the Berda, the Obitochnaya, and the Yeya. In the sea’s western part lies the Arabat Spit, a 70-mile- (113-kilometre-) long sandbar that separates it from the Syvash, a system of marshy inlets that divides the Crimean Peninsula from the Ukrainian mainland.