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    By-catch of morid cods (Gadiformes: Moridae) in the CCAMLR area and adjacent areas during commercial fishing and research surveys

    Request Meeting Document
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    Delegation of the Russian Federation
    Submitted By:
    Dr Andrey Petrov
    Approved By:
    Mr Dmitry Kremenyuk (Russian Federation)

    This document is devoted to studying species composition, spatial and vertical distributions, size composition and abundance of morids in the CCAMLR and adjacent areas. The main goal is to conserve these fishes and prevent them from disturbance in the Antarctic waters. This will be done by detection of areas and depths of their aggregations, by reveal of presence/absence of spatial and vertical migrations and by study of their seasonal and multi-annual variations. Results will be used for preparation of conservation measures allowing for preservation these vulnerable by-catch species from irreparable harm of destructive fishing.