Building sustainable inshore fisheries requires more local research than many local communities can support. Innovative approaches will be key to collecting the required data in a cost-effective way.
Canada’s Arctic waters have not been studied as closely or intensely as those in southern Canada. Offshore Arctic fisheries currently target Greenland halibut, a large flatfish that lives deep below the surface and migrates over an immense territory. To ensure that these fisheries remain sustainable, we need to better understand the Greenland halibut’s migration and spawning habits.