Director

Secretariat

Wencke Griemsmann
Institute of Sea Fisheries

Herwigstraße 31
27572 Bremerhaven
Phone: +49 471 94460 101
Fax: +49 471 94460 199
wencke.griemsmann@thuenen.de


Youngfish in German coastal waters

Project

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(© Thünen-Institut/SF)

Biological monitoring and population dynamics of youngfish in German coastal waters

The shallow waters of the German Bight and Wadden Sea serve as nursery grounds for several commercially important fish species. Annual abundance and growth assessments of youngfish allow for a first indication of the level of incoming catches in future years.

Background and Objective

The shallow waters of the German Bight and Wadden Sea serve as important nursery grounds for several commercially exploited fish species, which have shown large stock fluctuations in recent years and partly turned to be limited resources by now. Annual abundance and growth assessments of youngfish allow for a first indication of the level of incoming catches in future years. These data are passed on to the relevant working groups of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) and via the responsible ministry (BMEL) to the EU in order to support the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and its aim of sustainability.

Target Group

science, politics, economics

Preliminary Results

  • Annual abundance indices to ICES
  • Publications

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Duration

1.2001 - 12.2020

More Information

Projekt type:
Project status: ongoing

Publikationen

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  1. Neudecker T, Damm U (2010) The by-catch situation in German brown shrimp (Crangon crangon L.) fisheries with particular reference to plaice (Pleuronectes platessa L.). J Appl Ichthyol Suppl 26.1:67-74, DOI:10.1111/j.1439-0426.2010.01447.x