Danish Network for Aquaculture and Fisheries Research (FISHNET) (38082)

Project Details


FISHNET is a network of Danish Fisheries and Aquaculture scientists. It was established to foster cooperation in aquaculture and fisheries research and research education in Denmark.

From the start it functioned as an umbrella over four independent thematic research schools and networks in fisheries biology (SLIP), Fisheries and Aquaculture Management and Economics (FAME), Fish Food, Biochemistry and Physiology (FIBP) and Sustainable Control of Fish Diseases in Aquaculture (SCOFDA). In 2001 a research school in Maritime History and Marine Environmental Research (MARINERS) was added to the network.

FISHNET aims to enhance the visibility and quality of Danish fisheries and aquaculture research through improved collaboration and communication, improving the recruitment and training of PhD students through networks and research schools, thus providing high quality courses, seminars and workshops.

FISHNET has organised a large number of joint courses, seminars, workshops and conferences connecting more than 100 fisheries and aquaculture scientists from Danish universities and sectoral research institutions.

In 2004 Fishnet received funds to embed the network through a number of postdoc grants and co-funded professorships in Fisheries Oceanography, Fisheries Management and Fish Physiology.

The merger of the Danish Universities and Sectoral Research Institutions and various changes in Danish marine research made it necessary to extend the second phase of the project from 2008 to the end of 2012.

The project is coordinated by DTU Aqua.

Research area: Marine Populations and Ecosystem Dynamics
Effective start/end date01/01/200031/12/2012

Collaborative partners

  • Technical University of Denmark (lead)
  • Aarhus University (Project partner)
  • University of Southern Denmark (Project partner)
  • University of Copenhagen (Project partner)


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