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Development and testing of an objective mesh gauge

Objective

The project evolves from the need for an objective mesh gauge to be used for fisheries inspection and research and by the industry. Previous work has shown that the present EU legislation for mesh measurement is not sufficiently precise and allows for variation in both the construction of the official wedge gauge and the operational procedures. It was recommended to develop a new, more objective mesh gauge.

A new mesh gauge will be built and tested. The different tasks of the project are: to build a prototype of the new instrument and to subject it to a series of acceptance tests; to compare the new instrument with the existing mesh gauges, both under laboratory conditions and at sea; to draft a protocol for using the new mesh gauge; to inform research institutes, fisheries inspectorates and the industry on the progress of the work and to give them the opportunity to comment and advice.

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Coordinator

MINISTERIE VAN MIDDENSTAND EN LANDBOUW
Address
Ankerstraat 1
Oostende
Belgium

Participants (11)

BUNDESANSTALT FÜR LANDESWIRTSCHAFT UND ERNÄHRUNG
Germany
Address
Palmaille 9
Hamburg
BUNDESFORSCHUNGSANSTALT FÜR FISCHEREI
Germany
Address
Palmaille, 9
Hamburg
CONSIGLIO NAZIONALE DELLE RICERCHE
Italy
Address
Largo Fiera Della Pesca
Ancona
DIRECCION GENERAL DE RECURSOS PESQUEROS
Spain
Address
Paseo De La Castellana 112
Madrid
FISHERIES RESEARCH SERVICES
United Kingdom
Address
Victoria Road, 375
Aberdeen
IFREMER
France
Address
150, Quai Gambetta
Boulogne-sur-mer
MARELEC N.V.
Belgium
Address
Kustweg 15
Nieuwpoort
MINISTERIE VAN LANDBOUW, NATUURBEHEER EN VISSERIJ
Netherlands
Address
Kloosterraderstraat 25
Kerkrade
MINISTÈRE DE L'AGRICULTURE ET DE LA PÊCHE
France
Address
Place De Fontenoy, 3
Paris
OSERVATOR INSTRUMENTS BV
Netherlands
Address
Rietdekkerstraat 6 Po Box 60 2980 Ab
Ridderkerk
SCOTTISH MINISTERS ACTING THROUGH THE SCOTTISH FISHERIES PROTECTION AGENCY
United Kingdom
Address
Pentland House 47 Robb's Loan
Edinburgh