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SIMFAMI
Species identification methods from acoustic multifrequency information

The goal of the project is to enable identification of fish species using acoustic methods. The SIMFAMI project aims to use data from a number of frequencies (e.g. 18, 38, 120 & 200 kHz) to characterise the frequency specific response of fish and plankton.

Objectives
Ultimately the project will:
Improve existing acoustic surveys for better fish stock assessment and management.
Allow data to be obtained on the abundance and distribution of some non-target species detected during acoustic surveys for consideration of an ecosystem approach.
Allow for the implementation of acoustic surveys for mackerel.
Allow useful data on fish abundance and distribution to be automatically obtained from research vessels engaged in other activities, fishing vessels, ships of opportunity, and autonomous underwater vehicles.

Results
Constrruction of an echogram library.
Selection of single-frequency shape and environmental recognition criteria.
Construction of a database of object characteristics by species.
Development of algorithms for fish research.

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Scientist responsible for the project

PRICIPAL SCIENTIST ONA EGIL
Nordnesgatan 50 Box 1870
5817 BERGEN
Norway - NO

Phone: 4755238500
Fax: 4755238531
E-mail: egil.ona@imr.no

References

Project ID QLRT-2000-02054
Organisation Institute of Marine Research
Area 5.1.2
Start date 01 January 2002
Duration (months) 36
Total cost 2 297 617 €
Total EC contribution   1 020 462 €
Status Completed
Web address of the project   http://simfami.marlab.ac.uk/

The partners

  • THE SCOTTISH MINISTERS ACTING THROUGH FISHERIES RESEARCH SERVICES MARINE LABORATORY, United Kingdom (The) - GB
    daviesjm@marlab.ac.uk
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