North Sea Demersal fisheries

Case study Leader: Rasmus Nielsen (National Institute of Aquatic Resources DTU-Aqua)

Other participants: AAU-IFM, UCPH-FOI, LEI

Relevant Regional Advisory Council (RAC): North Sea RAC


North Sea Case Study will focus on the catch quota system for mixed roundfish and the Individual Transferable Quotas (ITQ) system for flatfish fisheries for human consumption. Furthermore, North Sea Case Study will consider the nephrops fishery in Kattegat which is an interesting example of a fishery with stock that is in good shape and extremely economically important for the fleet but also negatively impacts on the cod stock which is in a poor state. The nephrops fishery Case Study composes an important management challenge on one hand to maintain a sustainable and economic lucrative fishery for nephrops and on the other hand to ensure measures that will ensure cod avoidance enabling the cod stocks to recover.

flagsThe research leading to these results has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme (FP7 / 2007-2013) under grant agreement no. 289192. This publication reflects the views only of the author, and the European Union cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.