Kim Aarestrup

Kim Aarestrup


National Institute of Aquatic Resources

Section for Freshwater Fisheries Ecology

Technical University of Denmark

Vejlsøvej 39

Building Silkeborg-039, room 3.05

8600 Silkeborg

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News from DTU

Radio tracking in River Minho (Iberian Peninsula). Photo: Patrícia Ferreira.
13 AUG

PhD defence on bottlenecks for Atlantic Salmon smolt migration

On 19 August 2020 Hugo de Moura Flávio, DTU Aqua will defend his PhD thesis. The defence can be watched online

Barrier in stream at aquaculture plant. Photo: Kim Birnie-Gauvin.
29 NOV

PhD defence about consequences of barriers in streams for freshwater fish

On 6 December 2019, Kim Birnie-Gauvin will defend her PhD thesis at DTU Aqua, Silkeborg.

Jumping bluefin tuna from DTU Aquas 2018 tagging project. Photo: Brian MacKenzie, DTU Aqua
28 AUG

This year’s tuna tagging project under way in the Skagerrak

Once again, DTU researchers are tagging bluefin tuna to find out why the huge fish have returned to Denmark as summer visitors. Thirty-two tuna have been tagged in four days.

Food, fish and agriculture
Sea trout. Photo: Kim Birnie-Gauvin.
13 MAY

PhD defence about migration and survival of sea trout during the marine life phase

On 21 May 2019, Martin Lykke Kristensen will defend his PhD thesis at DTU, Silkeborg.

Lille ørred. Foto: Finn Sivebæk.
11 JUL

Large increase in smolt after weirs removed from river

New study shows massive benefits for trout following full river restoration in a lowland river

Fisheries and fish stocks Fish and shellfish
Anders Koed and Kim Aarestrup tagging eel in Greece. Photo: David Righton.
28 JUN

Two new professors in the biology and management of migratory fish

Kim Aarestrup and Anders Koed have been appointed professors at DTU within the area of diadromous fish, i.e. fish such as eel and salmon that migrate between fresh and salt water

Fish and shellfish Ecosystems
Lumpfish with data storage tag. Photo: Kim Aarestrup.
20 APR

The researchers stuck on lumpfish

Researchers have, for the first time, tagged lumpfish with electronic tags in Denmark. The project aims to shed light on the fish’s unknown behaviour in the ocean.

Fisheries and fish stocks
Photo Henrik Baktoft
05 OCT

Eels take longer than expected to reach the Sargasso Sea

A new study published this week in Science Advances challenges a century-long–held assumption that eels spawn in the spring following their escapement from European shores

Marine research Fisheries and fish stocks Ecosystems
07 APR

The Strait of Gibraltar proves no obstacle for eels

It is a myth that eels from the Mediterranean cannot swim out through the Strait of Gibraltar and contribute to European eel stocks, recent tagging experiments show. 

Fish and shellfish Fisheries and fish stocks Food production Marine research