Project of the business program of the Conference on
Bioresources and Fisheries in the Arctic
This is even more true for large infrastructure projects implemented or just planned in the Arctic. When addressing the economic and social challenges of regional development, increasing the areas and volume of mineral production, it is certainly necessary to take into account the fragility of Arctic ecosystems and the need to preserve traditional economic activities.
In this regard, analysis of the state of aquatic biological resources, as well as of their habitat, is of great importance. People have been fishing in Arctic waters for many centuries and during this time by trial and error they have intuitively gained invaluable experience in sustainable fishing, which is confirmed and deepened by modern scientific data. At the same time, since borders don’t matter for fish , different countries need to agree among themselves to create an effective system of aquatic bioresources management and fisheries in the Arctic.
It is obvious that it is possible at the expense of use of new research vessels, and in the long term - automated, robotized, autonomous systems for constant monitoring of fishing areas and key habitats of priority fishery objects and their habitats in more water areas. Digitalization of data collection, transmission and storage, and new processing algorithms have a role to play.
The first experiments of using unmanned aircrafts for coastal zone monitoring and satellite systems for operational data transfer in high-latitude expeditions gave good results, showing the correctness of the chosen direction of scientific research development in the Arctic. Research vessels of the Federal Agency for Fishery (Rosrybolovstvo) under construction and plans to expand expeditionary activity give an understanding of the long-term perspective for fisheries science.
Conference on bioresources and fisheries on the Arctic