Images from camera monitoring of catches on a fishing vessel. To estimate the size of the fishes, a grid overlay and measuring line is integrated in the video audit programme. Photo: Heiðrikur Bergsson,

PhD defence about electronic monitoring and traceability system in fisheries

Wednesday 08 Jan 20

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On 14 January 2020, Kristian Schreiber Plet-Hansen will defend his PhD thesis at DTU Aqua, Lyngby.

PhD Student Kristian Schreiber Plet-Hansen has examined how data from the commercial fisheries can be improved. With the recently implemented EU landing obligation a need for improved data collection methods has arisen, especially for fisheries control purposes. The landing obligation requires all catches of regulated commercial species to be landed, including the share of these that would previously have been discarded. 

Kristian Schreiber Plet-Hansen concludes that both electronic monitoring of catches and the use of existing traceability systems, which are not used in the fisheries control today, provide opportunities for improved fisheries data—both for management and science. Additionally, the data can potentially assist fishermen in adjusting their fisheries to improve selectivity and hence catch less of the unwanted fish species and sizes.

About the defence

Kristian Schreiber Plet-Hansen will defend his PhD thesis "Fisheries data from electronic monitoring and traceability systems in the context of the EU landing obligation" on Tuesday, 14 January 2020 at 10.00 at DTU, Building 101, Room S01, 2800 Kgs. Lyngby.

Supervisors

  • Principal supervisor: Professor Clara Ulrich, Ifremer, France
  • Co supervisor: Professor J. Rasmus Nielsen, DTU Aqua
  • Co supervisor: Senior Researcher Francois Bastardie, DTU Aqua

Examiners

  • Senior Researcher Barry O’Neill, DTU Aqua
  • Professor Paul George Fernandes, University of Aberdeen, UK
  • Professor Michaela Aschan, University of Tromsø, Norway

Chairperson at defence

  • Professor Brian MacKenzie, DTU Aqua

The thesis

A copy of the thesis "Fisheries data from electronic monitoring and traceability systems in the context of the EU landing obligation" is available for reading at DTU Aqua. Please, contact Rikke Hansen, rikh@aqua.dtu.dk.