On May 31 - June 4, 2021, the General Commission for the The Mediterranean and the Black Sea GFCM, FAO and BlackSea4Fish Project held a workshop on bottom marine research and data preparation for the Black Sea priority species.
Institute of Fish Resources - Varna actively participated and presented scientific data on turbot, rapana and Black Sea shark.
After June 12, 2021, in connection of IFR activity starts scientific expeditions – for rapana stock assessment, for species of white mussels group, as well as in connection with the implementation of innovative technology.
At the end of June 2021, a demonstration observation was launched in front of the northern coast with high-resolution multi-beam sonar - which allows detection and characterization of objects in the water column, measurement of bathymetry and seabed characterization, as well as obtaining real-time georeferenced data. This task is performed under the TIMMOD project.