Around Greenland, fish and zooplankton are a major food source for marine mammals, seabirds and commercial fish species. Greenland’s economy is highly dependent on fisheries (90 % of export value), and climate change has profound effects on marine ecosystems and the future of fisheries in the country. The project aims to map the current distribution of zooplankton and pelagic fish populations around Greenland as a baseline for future studies on climate change.
Our approach includes fisheries acoustics, net sampling and environmental DNA. The knowledge gained during this project will help the assessment of natural resources and provide scientific advice on managing fish stocks in Greenland.