Mapping of fish habitats with Øresund as a case study (FISKEHAB) (39206)

Project Details

Description

Mapping of fish habitats in the Danish part of Øresund, based on existing data on fish and habitats, interviews with gillnet fishermen, anglers and workshop participants. The project was commissioned as a response to widespread protest over sand extraction activity in several designated sites in the area. Øresund is a relatively data poor sea area that is fished primarily by fishermen with vessels below 12 meters, i.e. vessels without satellite location data. The project succeeded in creating maps indicating the distributions of 7 key commercial fish species within Øresund with direct association to benthic habitats.

This project was coordinated by DTU Aqua and commissioned directly by the Danish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries.

Research area: Ecosystem based Marine Management
Research area: Coastal Ecology
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date03/12/201431/08/2015