Electronic monitoring on smaller fishing vessels fishing with gillnets (38773)

Project Details


The aim of the project is to examine whether electronic monitoring by the use of CCTV and sensor recordings can ensure full documentation of the fisheries carried out by smaller gillnetters, and whether the use of “pingers” (acoustic deterrent devises) can be more operational.

Furthermore, the project has the aim to proof that:
- A total recording of all catches of quota managed species and a reduction of “high-grading”.
- Involvement of the fishing industry in collection of detailed data and thereby ensure industry involvement for joint responsibility for the collection of data to be used as the basis for the scientific advice.
- An adequately documentation that can ensure that the fishery could be carried out sustainably in sensitive marine areas such as NATURA 2000 sites.
- An improved economy for vessels that participate in fully documented fishery.
- A documentation that can provide the basis for the marked to be able to evaluate sustainability of the fisheries.

The project is coordinated by DTU Aqua.

Research area: Fisheries Management
Research area: Observation Technology
Effective start/end date01/01/201031/12/2011

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