Active Acoustic Mapping of Fish in the Beaufort Sea, 2011–2015

Lead : Louis Fortier, ArcticNet

This cutting-edge project, led by ArcticNet, uses state-of-the-art fisheries sonar technology to map the distribution and abundance of Arctic cod and other fish in the offshore Beaufort Sea during the summer months. Arctic cod is the main food source for seals, whales, and birds in the Beaufort Sea Region and this study is important to supplement existing research into the winter distribution patterns of Arctic cod.


The interim project report is now available 2011 Beaufort Sea Active Acoustics Survey for Marine Mammal and Pelagic Fish Detection