Research agenda shrimp pulse fishery

B. van Marlen, M.M.M. Rasenberg, B. Verschueren, H. Polet

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In the recent decennia, many developments have taken place to improve the selectivity of the shrimp fishing gears. Recently, the development of a pulse gear for catching shrimps has taken up again as an opportunity to decrease discards, inspired by developments in the flatfish pulse fishery. Currently, the Dutch government sees the pulse application in shrimp trawls as a promising alternative to the conventional ones, particularly in reducing discards and seabed disturbance. For the shrimp pulse fishery, a long-term research agenda is still lacking. Therefore, the Ministry of Economic Affairs asked IMARES and ILVO to develop a research agen-da for the shrimp fishery pulse in consultation with the shrimp fishing industry. The underlying question that will be answered by implementing the research agenda is: What are the (in)direct effects on the marine ecosystem of fishing with shrimp pulse gear?
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • pulse trawling
  • fishing methods
  • fisheries
  • marine ecology
  • environmental impact
  • research
  • shrimps
  • aquatic ecosystems


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