Getting our skates on ……….

Samples arrive 140130_CarolinaOur collaborators from the University in Valdivia (Universidad Austral de Chile) have kindly sent us the first batch of skate tissue samples from Chilean waters.

Around 200 samples from two commercially important species (yellownose and roughskin skates) will be used to provide important new information about the geneticĀ population structure in Chilean waters.

Carolina Vargas-Caro, Carlos Bustamante Diaz and Jenny Ovenden from MFL will be working together with the University in Valdivia and the Chilean government to assist with plans to ensure the sustainable harvest of these fisheries.

Carolina (pictured) has been cataloging the samples in the MFL.