The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

2016 Edition
| Editors: Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksandr V. Semenov

Chukchi Department of TINRO Center

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Chukchi Department of TINRO Center – organized in 1994. It is located in Anadyr. It consists of three laboratories: a lab studying anadromous and freshwater fish, a lab for Fishing hydrobiology, and a lab for fisheries ichthyology. The main focus of the Center is the study of aquatic animals in the field adjacent to the waters of the Chukotka Autonomous Okrug and inland waters. About ten cruises of scientific and fishing vessels are held annually. Sea expeditions study pollock, cod, halibut, flounder, grenadiers, saffron cod, gobies, shrimps, and crabs. Research covers the main salmon-spawning waters of Chukotka Autonomous Okrug. The Department monitors walrus rookeries and provides scientific support for whaling. A long-term program of development of sea mammal hunting operates.

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