Recent calls for fishery management are ecosystem-based, or require considering the interactions of all species within a food web, thus it is important to know who is eating who. Pelagic fish caught and consumed on board will be analyzed by crew members by taking fin clip and stomach content samples. Fin clips will be used for DNA analysis to better understand the genetic make up of global fish stocks. Stomach contents will assist in our understanding of fish in marine food webs and the role human’s play.
Anela Choy & Eric Tong
University of Hawai‘i Mānoa, Department of Oceanography