Flatfish nursery grounds (38176)


The aim of the project is to determine what constitutes a good nursery area for specific flatfish in coastal soft bottom areas in the inner Danish waters using a combination of empirical and theoretical approaches. Field studies on juvenile flatfish feeding, growth and condition use both wild and released fish. One approach is to explore different statistical methods to determine potential nursery grounds for different flatfish based on physical parameters such as wave exposure, sediment type and abiotic variables such as temperature, salinity and depth. This research coupled with the development of tools to map different coastal habitats will provide the basis for advice on management of coastal fish nursery areas. Implementation of PIT-tag technology in coastal marine waters will be developed in order to build up expertise to sample released individuals in different habitats.
The project was coordinated by DTU Aqua.
The project is funded by the Danish Rod and Net Fishing License Funds.
Effective start/end date01/01/201131/12/2013


  • Research area: Coastal Ecology --- Research area: Freshwater Fisheries and Ecology --- Research area: Marine Living Resources