Linking East Greenland fisheries to changing oceanographic conditions (LEGCO) (39783)

Project Details


The waters along the East Greenland shelf are biological productive and currently experiencing change. The area is considered a type of habitat representative for arctic and near arctic areas undergoing fast changes that will impact productivity and human resource utilization.

On the SE Greenland shelf, there are several valuable fish stocks, including Greenland halibut, Atlantic cod, Atlantic mackerel and herring, capelin, blue whiting and redfish.

The oceanography of the region has undergone change. What is currently lacking is a review of how the oceanographic change in the region is affecting the distribution and productivity of fish stocks. Initial analysis of the data available suggests that it may be quite limiting in comparison to other regions where fisheries are managed. It is therefore vital that this is comprehensively summarised, knowledge gaps highlighted and recommendations on how best to proceed made in order to ensure a future sustainable management of the fisheries.

National Institute of Aquatic Resources, DTU Aqua (coordinator)
ICES Working Group Integrated Ecosystem Assessment of Greenland Sea (WGIEAGS).

The project is funded by Working Group for Fisheries (AG-Fisk), Nordic Council of Ministers.  

Research area: Oceanography
Research area: Living Marine Resources
Research area: Marine Populations and Ecosystem Dynamics
Effective start/end date01/06/202031/12/2022