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Secretariat

Konstanze von Schudnat
Institute of Sea Fisheries

Palmaille 9
22767 Hamburg-Altona
Phone: +49 471 94460 137
Fax: +49 471 94460 199
sf@thuenen.de


Sufficient offspring for brown shrimp?

Project

Krabbenkutter (c) Thünen-Institut/Volker Siegel
Krabbenkutter mit Netzen (© Thünen-Institut/Volker Siegel)

Monitoring brown shrimp stocks and fisheries in the coastal zone of Germany

Brown shrimp fishery is from the economic point of view the most important fishery in Germany. Our research aims to develop a sustainable and ecologically sound fishery.

Background and Objective

Brown shrimp fishery is from the economic point of view the most important fishery in Germany. It gives direct as well as indirect employment for a number of people along the coast and has an impact on regional tourism. Monitoring brown shrimp stocks and the accompanying fauna from chartered and research vessels and the landings serves for the understanding of the ecosystem and population dynamics of brown shrimp in view of a sustainable and ecologically sound fishery in the region. Prediction models for landings and life cycle are intended to improve stabilising mechanisms for the fishery and processing. Results are contrarily to normal fisheries research activities not used by the CFP of the EU but available directly to local authorities, producers organisations and ICES, which established a working group (WGCRAN) to investigate basic biological information and modelling of brown shrimp on an international, European-wide level.

Preliminary Results

  • ICES WGCRAN reports
  • Prediction models
  • Publications, e.g.: Siegel, V., Gröger, J., Neudecker, T., Damm, U., Jansen, S., 2005: Long-term variation in the abundance of the brown shrimp Crangon crangon (L.) population of the German Bight and possible causes for its interannual variability. Fisheries Oceanography 14: 1-16.

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Duration

1.2001 - 12.2020

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Project status: ongoing

Publikationen

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  1. Siegel V, Gröger JP, Neudecker T, Damm U, Jansen S (2005) Long-term variation in the abundance of the brown shrimp Crangon crangon (L.) population of the German Bight and possible causes for its interannual variability. Fisheries Oceanogr 14(1):1-16