Using Hydrodynamics to Improve Sea Star Fisheries in Coastal Regions

Karen B. Burgaard*, Stefan Carstensen, David R. Fuhrman, Finbarr G. O'Neill

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Sea stars (starfish) predate on various shellfish such as mussels and clams, and can have a negative impact on the blue-mussel production and aquaculture. This has encouraged the harvesting of sea stars to protect blue mussels and clams from predation, but they are also targeted commercially, as a valuable protein source used e.g. in animal feed. Towed fishing gears can be used to harvest sea stars in coastal regions, however, little is known scientifically about the hydrodynamics around these gears. To better understand the hydrodynamics around towed fishing gears, an experimental investigation has been carried out in a current flume within the DTU Civil and Mechanical Engineering Hydraulics Laboratory.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCoastal Engineering Proceedings
EditorsDan Cox
Number of pages1
Publication date2023
Article numbermanagement.76
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-9896611-6-4
Publication statusPublished - 2023
Event37th International Conference on Coastal Engineering - Sydney, Australia
Duration: 4 Dec 20229 Dec 2022


Conference37th International Conference on Coastal Engineering
SeriesProceedings of the Coastal Engineering Conference


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