Maintaining a sustainable sprat fishery in the North Sea (BEBRIS) (39548)

Project Details


The aim of the project is to support the maintenance of a sustainable sprat fishery in the North Sea, Skagerrak and Kattegat; A fishery of great importance to the Danish industrial fishery. In the project we will be working with the stock assessment model and forecast models (as preparation for the ICES sprat benchmark). In order to support the development of a long-term management, a generic Management Strategy Evaluation tool will be developed according to ICES guidelines.

The project will also analyse the role of weather conditions on catchability and distribution of catches. Lastly, the project will look into the possibility of using the IBTS Q3 survey to develop a recruitment index. The project also include scientist-stakeholder collaboration and participation in international meetings.

The project is coordinated by DTU Aqua and is funded by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and the Danish Fisheries Agency.

Research area: Marine Populations and Ecosystem Dynamics
Effective start/end date01/06/201830/12/2020