Fishery Resources and Habitat Assessment aims to assess the spatial distribution of species/resources including different life history stages and their associated habitats for the three different realms viz. pelagic, mesopelagic and demersal systems. The fine-scale knowledge on the habitat suitability of these realms is crucial for effective management and the conservation of marine resources and to develop predictive capabilities. This will be addressed through the objectives;
- Assessment of pelagic, mesopelagic and deep-sea habitats using conventional methods and fisheries-acoustics.
- To explain the inter-linkage between the biotic and abiotic environment that sustains the resources in the above ecosystems.