Flyshoot fishery in relation to sea floor protection of the Frisian front and Central Oyster Ground areas

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Abstract

The Dutch ministries of Infrastructure and Environment and the ministry of Economic Affairs are developing management measures to protect the seafloor in the Frisian Front (FF) and Central Oysterground (CO) areas of the Dutch EEZ. In the consultations with the fishing industry and environmental NGO’s the following questions were raised about the impact of the flyshoot fishery: a. Where do fishermen deploy flyshoot (or other bottom seine gear) and what is the value of the landings taken. b. What are the effects of the flyshoot on the ecology of the benthos in general, and in particular in the areas where this gear is being deployed. What is the recovery potential of the seafloor if there would be no flyshooting. c. How do the effects of the flysoot compare to the effects of the other towed demersal gear in the typical flyshoot grounds.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationIJmuiden
PublisherIMARES Wageningen UR
Number of pages23
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Publication series

NameIMARES rapport
No.C065/15

Keywords

  • fisheries
  • fishing methods
  • environmental protection
  • friesland

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