• Fishing vessel in an Arctic fjord


Sustainability of Arctic Commercial Fisheries

This project provides data to guide the growth of sustainable commercial fisheries in the Canadian Arctic.

Through the long-term integration of UK science capabilities within the Ocean Tracking Network (OTN) - Arctic program, key goals to address are

  1. assist Inuit communities to develop coastal fisheries,
  2. improve coastal and offshore fisheries management in Baffin Bay and
  3. identify closed areas and quantify post release survival, to mitigate fisheries bycatch as Arctic climate undergoes rapid change.

The objectives of this project align closely with NERCs remit to address key societal challenges and in doing so, help businesses, government and society benefit from natural resources.

SAMS' role is to lead the project and to provide analysis, data processing and interpretation of lipid biomarker data obtained from fish.