Project Details


Fisheries for short lived species are highly variable because they primarily target a low number of age groups within stocks as well as irregularly recruiting year-classes. As a result, environmental fluctuations (e.g., temperature, food abundance), which cause major changes in fish productivity, can lead to rapid fluctuations in fishing opportunities and stock declines if fishing effort is not reduced accordingly. Such fluctuations are not foreseen or accommodated by management advisory frameworks for short-lived species, which generally assume environmental stability and constant productivity. The GOFORIT project will use climatic and oceanographic process knowledge with the goal to improve short-term fishery forecasts. 

National Institute of Aquatic Resources, DTU Aqua
Marine Research Institute, Iceland
National Institute for Marine Research and Development "Grigore Antipa", Romania
Central Fisheries Research Institute, Turkey (subcontractor), 
Institute of Fisheries and Marine Ecology, Ukraine (associated partner) 

The project is funded by EU, COFASP, ERA-NET.

Research area: Marine Populations and Ecosystem Dynamics
Research area: Marine Living Resources
Research area: Oceanography

Effective start/end date01/04/201501/04/2018

Collaborative partners

  • Technical University of Denmark (lead)
  • National Institute for Marine Research and Development Grigore Antipa (Project partner)
  • Marine Research Institute Reykjavik (Project partner)
  • Institute of Marine Sciences (Project partner)
  • Central Fisheries Research Institute (Project partner)


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