SEOUL, Sep. 22 (Korea Bizwire) – The National Fisheries Research and Development Institute in Korea announced that it planned to track the migration of Korean mackerel in summer.
The Korean seerfish, occupying the temperate water off the coast of Jeju Island in winter and spring, are known to move north to live in waters abundant with food as summer approaches, but nobody knows exactly where the ray-finned bony fish migrate.
The institute plans to attach small tags on the body of the mackerel to gather data and analyze its movement patterns. Six hundred mackerel will be tracked and monitored released to the coast of Jeju Island this year.
The R&D center released a total of 1,400 tagged mackerel for the first time in August and December last year off the coast of the island, two of which were found around Tsushima Island of Japan this spring.
The Korean mackerel tracking and monitoring is expected to help the Korean government manage mackerel fisheries effectively with specific information on its path of movement. For the successful research, the fisheries institute requested that fishermen report the tagged mackerel when they find it during the fishing.
“Mackerel tracking is important to research the source systematically,” Dr. Lee Seung-jong in the institute said.
By Veronica Huh (firstname.lastname@example.org)