2011-2014 Germany program in Baltic Sea cod fishery

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Published September 4, 2016
  • Program period: 2011-2014

    Target species: Cod

    Number of vessels in the program: 2

    Geographic scope of the program: Baltic Sea

    Equipment employed in the EM / ER:

    System is from Archipelago Marine Research Ltd, contains four video cameras (CCTV), gear sensors (hydraulic pressure transducer, photoelectric drum rotation sensor) and GPS mapping to record profiles of a vessels fishing activity at sea. An on-board control box equipped with Archipelagos monitoring software package records each of these inputs (EM Interpret Users Guide, 2011). The control box contains data storage capability for 500 GB of vessel fishing activity.

    Goals of the program:

    Evaluate and develop the reliability of information on discards by means of electronic monitoring and to test the feasibility of a management approach using a reversal of the “burden of proof”.

    Reporting agency involved in collecting, analyzing or storing the data:

    Von THÜNEN Institute, Rostock, Germany.

    Points of contact for learning more about the program:

    Sabine Götz: sabine.goetz@thuenen.de

    Daniel Oesterwind: daniel.oesterwind@thuenen.de

    Christopher Zimmermann: christopher.zimmermann@thuenen.de