Institute of

Baltic Sea Fisheries

State Secretary Dr. Flachsbarth visits Institute of Baltic Sea Fisheries


Latest research of the Thünen-Institute of Baltic Sea Fisheries has been presented to the Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture Dr. Maria Flachsbarth.

Parlamentarische Staatssekretärin Dr. Maria Flachsbarth, Kapitän Rolf Singer, Institutsleiter Dr. Christopher Zimmermann (von rechts) auf FFS Clupea. (© Thünen-Institut/D Stepputtis)

She was specifically interested in our work on the reduction of unwanted bycatch, of harbour porpoises in static gear (PAL project) as well as on innovative developments to improve the selectivity of trawls. Part of the program was a visit of our newest and smallest research vessel, FRV Clupea - the planned one-day cruise and practical demonstration of gear technology research had to be cancelled due to unfavourable weather.