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Selective whitefish grid system for demersal towed gear fisheries in the North Sea and adjacent waters.

Objective

To develop a selective, user-friendly grid system for the bottom trawl and seine net fisheries for whitefish in the North Sea and adjacent waters, with the aim of reducing the bycatch of juvenile fish, and thus provide a more sustainable exploitation pattern for demersal gadoid fish species.

The catches and discarding of juveniles and the by-catch both of fish and of other species are two of the major problems in the North Sea fisheries. The ultimate objective of the project is do develop a selective grid system for demersal towed fishing gears that reduces this waste of resources to a minimum.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

INSTITUTE OF MARINE RESEARCH
Address
Nordnesgaten 50
Bergen
Norway

Participants (4)

Danish Institute for Fisheries Technology and Aquaculture
Denmark
Address
Nordsocentret
9850 Hirtshals
Fisheries Research Services
United Kingdom
Address
Victoria Road
AB11 9DB Aberdeen
IFREMER - DITI/GO
France
Address
150, Quai Gambetta
62321 Boulogne-sur-mer
NATIONAL BOARD OF FISHERIES
Sweden
Address
Turistgatan 5
Lysekil