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Macrozooplankton trawl sampling. Photographer: Svanhildur Egilsdóttir, MFRI.

MEESO

Ecologically and Economically Sustainable Mesopelagic Fisheries

Can organisms living deep in the oceans be exploited in an ecologically and economically sustainable way, or are they too vulnerable? This is the overarching question in the MEESO research project. Global population growth increases the demands for food, including marine products. Mesopelagic organisms, living at depths between 200 and 1000 m, represent the largest unexploited resource left in the oceans.

Benthosema glaciale, or glacier lantern fish. Photographer: Svanhildur Egilsdóttir, MFRI.

MEESO

Ecologically and Economically Sustainable Mesopelagic Fisheries

Can organisms living deep in the oceans be exploited in an ecologically and economically sustainable way, or are they too vulnerable? This is the overarching question in the MEESO research project. Global population growth increases the demands for food, including marine products. Mesopelagic organisms, living at depths between 200 and 1000 m, represent the largest unexploited resource left in the oceans.

Mel Underwood (Institute of Marine Research, Norway) places a wide band acoustic system in a trawl used to sample mesopelagic organisms. Photo: Shale Rosen, Institute of Marine Research.

MEESO

Ecologically and Economically Sustainable Mesopelagic Fisheries

Can organisms living deep in the oceans be exploited in an ecologically and economically sustainable way, or are they too vulnerable? This is the overarching question in the MEESO research project. Global population growth increases the demands for food, including marine products. Mesopelagic organisms, living at depths between 200 and 1000 m, represent the largest unexploited resource left in the oceans.

Macrozooplankton trawl sampling. Photographer: Svanhildur Egilsdóttir, MFRI.

MEESO

Ecologically and Economically Sustainable Mesopelagic Fisheries

Can organisms living deep in the oceans be exploited in an ecologically and economically sustainable way, or are they too vulnerable? This is the overarching question in the MEESO research project. Global population growth increases the demands for food, including marine products. Mesopelagic organisms, living at depths between 200 and 1000 m, represent the largest unexploited resource left in the oceans.

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MEESO has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 817669.

https://www.meeso.org/
8 JULY 2020