Improving the basis for fisheries management for cod stocks in the Baltic Sea and in the Kattegat (FORTORSK) (39588)

Project Details


The aim of the project is to improve the scientific basis for management of fisheries for cod stocks in the Baltic Sea and in the Kattegat, to ensure sustainable use of these resources.

The activities in the project are focusing on developing solutions to the current key challenges in stock assessment and scientific advice for those stocks. This includes both generating new biological knowledge, conduct data analyses as well as modelling.

The activities address:
1. quality of input data for stock assessment.
2. analyses of fish stock dynamics and development of stock assessment methodology.
3. fisheries management reference points.
4. potential effects of supplementary management measures.

Some of the key issues addressed in the project include growth and reproduction of Eastern Baltic cod, mixing between the Eastern and Western Baltic cod and Kattegat and North Sea cod, recreational catch of Western Baltic cod, and incorporation of all these aspects in stock assessment and advice including evaluating robustness of the advice to uncertainties in these inputs.

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

Research area: Ecosystem based Marine Management
Research area: Population Genetics
Research area: Marine Populations and Ecosystem Dynamics
Research area: Fish Biology
Research area: Marine Living Resources
Effective start/end date06/12/201706/12/2020


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