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A study to identify, quantify and ameliorate the impacts of static gear lost at sea

Objective

This project follows on from work of the study DG-XIV contract 94/95 FAANTARED which assessed the ecosystem impact of "ghost fishing" by bottom set gill nets which had been abandoned or lost, and the impact of these nets on benthic habitats in shallow waters. The project extends these investigations to fisheries operating at depths greater than 40 meters and attempts to quantify the impact of ghost fishing mortality on stocks of commercially important species in the gillnet fisheries considered in the project. The impact of lost traps will also be considered to a limited extent in this project.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

Sea Fish Industry Authority
Address
St Andrew's Dock
HU3 4QE Hull
United Kingdom

Participants (6)

FUNDACION AZTI - AZTI FUNDAZIOA
Spain
Address
Isla De Txatxarramendi S/n
Sukarrieta (Biskaia)
IFREMER - Institut Français de Recherche pour l'Exploitation de la Mer
France
Address

29280 Plouzane
Institute of Marine Research
Norway
Address
Nordnesgatan 50
5020 Bergen
Instituto de Investigacao das Pescas e do Mar
Portugal
Address
Avenida 5 De Outubro
8700 Olhao
NATIONAL BOARD OF FISHERIES
Sweden
Address
Turistgatan 5
Lysekil
UNIVERSIDADE DO ALGARVE
Portugal
Address
322,Campus De Gambelas
8000 Faro