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Fishery Biology and Aqauculture

The commercial fishery of today is dependent on a few species. Stock sizes of several of these economically very important species are now reduced beyond secure biological levels, i.e. reduced to a non-sustainable level. Recently attention has also been drawn to ecological consequences of fisheries such as possible negative impact on sea bottom and large amounts of by-catches. A growing problem for the small inshore fishery is damages on fishing gear caused by seals and cormorants.

To facilitate the recovery of weak populations it is necessary to develop selective gear, new fisheries on alternative species and to develop and evaluate possible models for sustainable management.

At TMBL there are several research projects running on fishery and aqauculture.

Contact persons:
Fishery Biology:
Anette Ungfors
Aqauculture:
Susanne Lindegarth


Areas of interest:

  • Biomolecular methods for population assessment
  • Management models
  • Development of fishing gear
    - seal proof fishing gear
    - life-storage of marine shellfish
  • Culture of blue mussels and oysters

Projects within Fishery & Aqauculture at TMBL

  • Behaviour of seals visiting fishing gear. Contact person: Sven Gunnar Lunneryd.
  • Biological background to management of the Edible crab, Cancer pagurus, on the Swedish west coast. Contact person: Anette Ungfors
  • Diet of cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo along the Swedish west coast. Contact person: Sven Gunnar Lunneryd.
  • Development of small scale coastal fishery, Sustainable Coastal Zone Management. Contact person: Per Nilsson
  • Development of a mariculture system for oysters, Ostrea edulis, on the Swedish west coast. Contact person: Kent Berntsson
  • Effects, dynamics and management of Diarrhetic Shellfish Toxins (DST) in mussels, Mytilus edulis. Contact person: Susanne Lindegarth
  • FRAP (Framework for biodiversity reconciliation actionplans), February 2003 - January 2006. Funded by the EU 5FP. Contact person: Sven Gunnar Lunneryd.
  • Genetic stock structure of cod in the Baltic, Kattegatt and Skagerrak investigated with microsatellite markers. Contact person: Carl André
  • Conservation of diversity in an exploited species: spatio - temporal variation in the genetics of herring (Clupea harengus) in the North Sea and adjacent areas. Contact person: Carl André
  • Interaction between seal and commercial fisheries. Contact person: Sven Gunnar Lunneryd.
  • MARBEF - Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning. Network of Excellence, funded by EU 6 FP. Contact person: Kerstin Johannesson
  • MARBIPP (Marine Biodiversity: Patterns and Processes),2001-09-01 - 2006-08-31, Swedish Environmental Protection Agency. Contact persons: Anita Tullrot and Kerstin Johannesson
  • Life storage of Norwegian lobster, Nephrops norvegicus, Contact person: Anette Ungfors

Running PhD programs within Fishery & Aquaculture at TMBL

  1. Foraging ecology of the grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) in the Baltic Sea, Karl Lundström, Dept Marine Ecology, Göteborg University, supervisor Olle Karlsson, Swedish Museum of Natural History.
  2. Biological background to management of Edible crab, Cancer pagurus L., on the Swedish west coast. Anette Ungfors, Dept Marine Ecology, Göteborg University, supervisor Per Nilsson.

Honours projects related to Fishery & Aquaculture at TMBL
(in Swedish)

Industrial interest and regional effects
Research and development at TMBL has contributed to the establishment of new industries within Fishery and Aquaculture. As examples can be mentioned the long-line culture of bluemussel (Mytilus edulis) and the pot fishery for Norwegian lobster (Nephrops norvegicus), on the Swedish west coast.

TMBL works for the promotion of exchange of knowledge and competence between research, fishing industry and authorities. As a result of this initiative there is an increased co-operation between scientists and fishermen, e.g. concerning local management of the shrimp fishery in Kosterfjorden. One other result is a qualified two-year course (Maritime gastronomy) for people in restaurant and process industry under the responsibility of Kompetenscentrum i Sotenäs. Tjärnö Innovation System (TIS) also provides support for the development of research-based innovations and business projects focusing on marine applications.

Contact person: Eva Marie Rödström

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Persons active within Fishery & Aquaculture at TMBL

Fishery Biology:

  1. Associate Prof. Carl André, Dept of Marine Ecology, Göteborg University
  2. Dr. Sven-Gunnar Lunneryd, National Board of Fisheries
  3. Dr. Per Nilsson, Dept of Marine Ecology, Göteborg University
  4. Fishery Biologist Mats Ulmestrand, Institute Marine Research, National Board of Fisheries
  5. PhD student Anette Ungfors, Dept of Marine Ecology, Göteborg University
  6. PhD student Karl Lundström, Dept of Marine Ecology, Göteborg University
  7. Research secretary Dr. Anita Tullrot, Dept of Marine Ecology, Göteborg University

Aquaculture:

  1. Dr. Kent Berntsson, Dept of Marine Ecology, Göteborg University
  2. Dr. Annelie Lindgren, Dept of Marine Ecology, Göteborg University
  3. Dr. Lars-Ove Loo, Dept of Marine Ecology, Göteborg University
  4. Dr. Susanne Lindegarth, Dept Marine Ecology, Göteborg University
  5. Aquarium eng., Frank Sjödin, TMBL, Göteborg University
  6. Research secretary Fil.Lic Eva Marie Rödström, Tjärnö Marine Biological Laboratory, Göteborg University

Other web sites of interest:

Contact persons:
Fishery Biology:
Anette Ungfors
Aqauculture:
Susanne Lindegarth

Internal pages for the Fishery & Aquaculture working group
(in Swedish)


Last updated 060811, Eva.Marie.Rodstrom@tmbl.gu.se