Reducing bycatch of harbour porpoises—Insight, mitigation and effects (39037)

Project Details

Description

The main objective of the project was to provide a better basis for management of harbour porpoise by-catch in Danish setnet fisheries by:
- Elucidating the circumstances that leads to by-catch.
- Developing and testing by-catch mitigation methods.
- Assess the side effects of such mitigation methods.

The project included 6 sub-projects organized under three headings:
- Behaviour of harbour porpoises around gillnets.
- Reducing by-catch of harbour porpoises.
- Effects on harbour porpoises of wide spread use of pingers.

The project was coordinated by DTU Aqua and funded by the Danish Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries and the European Fisheries Fund (EFF).

Research area: Ecosystem based Marine Management
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date01/12/201231/05/2014