Coastal habitats (3117)


The aim of the project was to characterize coastal habitats based upon their function as optimal areas for stock enhancement projects, where artificially reared individuals are released with the purpose of increasing local stock sizes.

Towards this aim, the basic criteria for stocking were reviewed and discussed (Støttrup & Sparrevohn, 2007). Habitat suitability was examined (Carl et al. 2008) and methods for estimating mortality of newly released fish were developed together with means of securing the highest possible survival after release (Sparrevohn & Støttrup, 2007).

The potential of linking available prey items to growth of released individuals was examined together with potential for this linkage as a parameter to identify areas suitable for stock enhancement (Sparrevohn & Støttrup, 2008). Predation impact was explored through field experiments (avian predators; Sparrevohn & Støttrup, 2007; Støttrup & Sparrevohn, 2007) and theoretically using ecosystem modeling (Dalsgård et al. 2008 and Nielsen et al., 2008 (both reports).

The project was coordinated by DTU Aqua.
Effective start/end date01/01/200531/12/2010


  • Research area: Coastal Ecology --- Research area: Shellfish and Seaweed