The effect of bottom trawling on marine bottom fauna and eelgrass (ØB Bundfauna) (39192)

Project Details


The project provided input to the analysis of the impact of fishing on the ecological quality of the Danish marine environment to the Danish Nature Agency in relation to the water plans needed in connection with the implementation of the Water Framework Directive.

It contained three subprojects:
- Quantifying the area of seabed swept by Danish bottom trawl fisheries.
- Quantifying the impact of bottom trawling on marine benthos.
- Quantifying the possible interaction between bottom trawling and the depth distribution of eelgrass (Zostera marina).

This project was coordinated by DTU Aqua and funded by the Danish Nature Agency.
Research area: Ecosystem based Marine ManagementResearch area: Coastal EcologyResearch area: Fisheries Management
Effective start/end date01/05/201431/12/2015