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  • Danish Fishermen's Association, Denmark

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The cod stock in Kattegat is at a critical low level. A selective SELTRA cod end concept is developed to reduce the fishing mortality of cod in the Nephrops directed fishery in Kattegat. A version of the SELTRA design, SELTRA 180 is developed directly for the Kattegat situation and is optimized through flume tank tests. The aim of the project is to document the selective effect of SELTRA 180 cod ends, which were made mandatory in Kattegat in 2011 compared to the standard 90 mm gear used in Kattegat. The SELTRA design idea enables an efficient selection of cod while the Nephrops are retained. Results from an increased commercial on board monitoring of the catch composition obtained with the SELTRA cod ends will be compared with results obtained from experimental fishing.

The project is coordinated by DTU Aqua.



  • Research area: Fisheries Technology
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