Biodegradable gillnet (BIOGARN) (39690)

Project Details


The project aims at testing whether biodegradable netting could be used in some of the Danish gillnet fisheries prone to gear loss and potentially ghost fishing and marine litter.

The project will focus on (1) comparing catch efficiency between biodegradable and conventional netting, (2) quantifying the effect of use and wear and biodegradation on the physical properties of the netting, and (3) better understanding what causes potential differences in catch efficiency.

Two commercial case studies will be used, to test for a wide range of technical and operational conditions: the wreck fishery for cod and the plaice fishery in Skagerrak.

DTU Aqua, National Institute of Aquatic Resources (coordinator)
DTU Civil Engineering, Technical University of Denmark 
Danish Fishermen PO, Denmark

The project is funded by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and National Fisheries Agency.

Research area: Fisheries Technology
Effective start/end date13/06/201911/10/2021


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