Shellfish population shifts (KB-24-005-034)

Project: EZproject

Project Details


Although shellfish stocks in the coastal zone are monitored since 1994, causes for observed strong increases and declines in population sizes are unknown. Being able to explain sudden shifts and long-term changes is important for Wageningen Marine Research as part of its knowledge base on shellfish ecology and stock assessments, and important for LNV and other government parties involved in fisheries and nature management in evaluations of policy measures. We will analyse correlations between shellfish data from the WOT survey and data on environmental (a)biotic parameters to identify which driving factors caused the observed changes in abundance of S. subtruncata, E. directus, L. lutraria, C. striatula and D. vittatus.

Effective start/end date1/01/1831/12/18