Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research

Power analysis schrimp fisheries with electro pulse

The overall aim of this project is to assess the long-term impact of the commercial application of pulse trawls in the North Sea flatfish fishery.

In order to fulfill this goal, predictive models of the effect of electric pulses on organisms and on different ecosystem components will be developed and applied. The results will be integrated to assess the consequences of a transition in the flatfish fishery from using tickler chain beam trawls to pulse trawls on the bycatch of undersized fish (discards) and the adverse impact on the North Sea ecosystem.

Project information
Linked department:
Ministry of Economic Affairs
1 May 2016 - 31 Oct 2016

Meet the team

Meer van der, Jaap
Senior Scientist