Project Details


This project aim to develop a technical paper contributing to the regional results under an FAO Technical Cooperation Programme project (TCP/RER/3701) on “Systems and methodologies of data collection in inland fisheries of Europe”, financed by the FAO Regional Office for Europe and Central Asia (REU). 

The project is facilitated by the European Inland Fisheries and Aquaculture Advisory Commission (EIFAAC), a pan-European network of research institutions, and through a Letter of Agreement between FAO and the Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE), who provides direct supervision of the co-authors from various EIFAAC research institutions including DTU Aqua. 

The intentions of the report was to make a significant contribution to knowledge on the inland fisheries data systems of Europe, providing examples of good practices to guide evidence-based policy, as well as documenting the challenges facing management of inland fisheries resources. The report should focus on providing an up-to-date report on catch data collection and the methodologies used for fisheries (commercial and recreational) in European rivers and lakes. 

DTU Aqua will provide a detailed example of how inland fisheries data collection takes place in Denmark and provide main input to the final section in the report about novel methodologies to data collection including angler apps and citizen science. The other institutes involved, and responsible for country examples, were Inland Fisheries Ireland, University of Zagreb (Croatia), LUKE (Finland) and Biologicke centrum AV CR (Czech Republic). The final version will be reviewed by the EIFAAC TSC and approved by the EIFAAC Management Committee.

DTU Aqua, National Institute of Aquatic Resources
Natural Resources Institute, Finland (coordinator)
Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology, Germany 
Inland Fisheries Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany
University of Zagreb, Croatia
Institute of Hydrobiology České Budějovice, Czech Republic
Inland Fisheries Ireland, Ireland
Ministry of Agriculture, Czech Republic
University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic
Institute for Evaluations and Social Analyses, Czech Republic

The project is funded by FAO.

Research area: Freshwater Fisheries and Ecology
Effective start/end date01/05/201930/06/2019


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