Sustainable lobster fishery in Limfjorden (HUMMER) (39692)

Description

The project aims to develop an economically and biologically sustainable European lobster fishery in the Limfjorden. The European lobster is a high value product with the Limfjorden accounting for ca. 71% of all Danish landings since 2010.

However, both the status of European lobster populations and fishing pressure in the Limfjorden are currently not kown. Thus, the European lobster population of the Limfjorden is not either properly exploited or managed for optimum long-term sustainable commercial and recreational fishing.

The aim of the project is to create a knowledge base on fishing pressure, lobster stock structure and distribution, an evaluation of fishing gear efficiency and impact, together with the assessment of current and potential management plans which will contribute to the implementation of sustainable management practices.

Two local fishermen takes part in the project.

The project is coordinated by DTU Aqua and is funded by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and the Danish Fisheries Agency.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date01/11/201903/10/2021

Keywords

  • Research area: Shellfish and seaweed: Biology, production and management