The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs would offer more possibilities to fisheries on mitten crab on the IJsselmeer only if this will not lead to substantial bycatch of eel and scale fish (perch, roach, bream, pike-perch). Fisheries on mitten crab is possible with various fishing gear, such as current fishing gear with special adjustments for escape of eel and scale fish, as well as new gear not yet used on the IJsselmeer. The project started mid 2015 and will end mid 2017. In 2016 the bycatch and selectivity of these fishing methods was investigated in a field study carried out by commercial fishermen on the IJsselmeer including an observers programme by IMARES. In the beginning of 2017 the generated data will be analysed and a final report will be produced.
|Effective start/end date||1/01/16 → 31/12/17|