Development of new tools to assess the environmental effects of fishing (TASSEEF) (39371)

Project Details


The project aims to develop new knowledge about the indirect effects on the marine environment of fishing dredgers, in particular to develop new tools and methods at the level of entire basins to establish new knowledge about fishing effects.

The primary outcome of the project will be new tools for the management of shellfish fisheries in the Limfjorden. Specifically, it will be possible to establish:
- protection zones around eelgrass.
- ecosystem services that mussel fishing supplies in very nutrient-enriched regions.
- development of the scientific basis for the management of fisheries in coastal areas.
– mussel translocation/relaying.
- perennity of the tools.

DTU Aqua (coordinator)
Aarhus University, Denmark
Danish Meteorological Institute, Denmark
Association of Mussel Producers, Denmark
Limfjorden Fishermen Organization, Denmark

The project is funded by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) and the Danish Fisheries Agency.

Research area: Coastal Ecology
Effective start/end date18/01/201604/08/2018


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