Type of resources
This is the report for the survey carried out during the SWIOFP that investigated the oceanographic processes and biodiversity of the sea mounts in the South West Indian Ocean.
During the cruise 2 & 5 of the National Science Foundation Research ship Anton Bruun in the Indian Ocean, scientists from the Bureau of Commercial Fisheries Biological Laboratory, Honolulu, conducted longline fishing as part of the fishery phase of the US biological effort in the International Indian Ocean Expedition. The catch consisted of 431 tunas (yellowfin, bigeye, skipjack and albacore), 124 sharks and 259 other fish. Additional speciments were obtained by trolling (14). Physical, biological and chemical data were collected.