Dheeraj Busawon | Fisheries Technician

Nov 15, 2021  10:00 - 10:45

(GMT -5:00) Eastern Time

Event URL:  https://www.exploringbytheseat.com/lesson/dheeraj-busawon-fisheries-technician/
Hosted by: Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants

Dheeraj is a technician with the Department of Fisheries and Ocean's Large Pelagic (open ocean) Group studying the giant bluefin tuna that are being landed off the coast of Prince Edward Island. They're examining a small bone found in the inner ear of the giant tuna fish called an otolith. From these bones they can tell the age of the tuna and the waters where they came from, basically it's like reading rings on a tree! Tuna are wildly popular for sushi and a single large fish can sell for tens of thousands of dollars, which has lead to their overfishing. Dheeraj's work will hopefully help Canada and the United States have a better argument on future sustainable fishing quotas. Prior to this, he studied the octopus fishery of island of Rodrigues in the Indian Ocean.

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