Saleh is a PhD student visiting the NEOF Visitor Facility. His project aims to make the first genetic baseline for most commercial pelagic fish species and their preys in Northern Indian Ocean through the use of metabarcoding.

It is hoped that Saleh’s findings will give an overview of the current dietary profile of yellowfin and longtail tuna (Thunnus albacares and Thunnus tonggol respectively) and assess the potential impact of Indian oil sardines intensive harvesting in the tuna predatory preferences.