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Through the looking-glass: investigating the effectiveness of fish condition in mirroring trawling disturbance

Project description

Fishing for the indirect effects of trawling

Bottom trawling can disturb the seabed. How does trawling affect the productivity of demersal fish species? What happens to these groundfish that live and feed on or near the bottom of seas or lakes? The EU-funded MIRROR project will answer these questions. It will investigate the effects of trawling disturbance on the diet and condition of a target species (Mullus barbatus) in the western Mediterranean Sea. Specifically, the project will explore how changes in fish condition can alter life history traits such as growth and reproductive potential. The findings will assist in identifying the indirect effects of trawling disturbance and setting thresholds to minimise impacts. In turn, this will ensure that national and international regulations on productive and healthy fish populations are met.

Field of science

  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries/fisheries
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/zoology/ichthyology
  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/production economics/productivity

Call for proposal

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Funding Scheme

MSCA-IF-EF-ST - Standard EF


Carretera De Valldemossa Km 7.5
07122 Palma De Mallorca
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 160 932,48