Study on stomach content of fish to support the assessment of good environmental status of marine food webs and the prediction of MSY after stock restoration
The aim of the project is to improve the data basis for multi-species and ecosystem models. Predator-prey relationships are an important driver of fish population dynamics.
The aim of the project is to improve the data basis for multi-species and ecosystem models. Stomach data will be used to determine the current status of the North Sea and Baltic food web. This will help to evaluate the environmental status and will lead to more realistic predictions of MSY (maximum sustainable yield).
International surveys (research trips at sea) are used to collect fish stomach data. These are analysed in labs. With the help of new data, the parameterisation of multi-species models can be improved and an analysis on the current status of the food webs can be carried out.
1.2013 - 12.2014
Project funding number: Tender MARE/2012/02
Project status: finished