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2019
11 APR

Small underwater drone to help fishermen

Young researcher contributes to the development of a small new autonomous underwater vehicle which is to help fishermen identify shoals of fish.

Electrotechnology Robot technology and automation Fisheries and fish stocks
18 FEB

Trawl-modifications may improve Norway lobster fishery

Modifications in front of and inside the trawl can help the Norway lobster mixed trawl fishery coping with new EU landing obligation, concludes PhD thesis.

Fisheries and fish stocks
08 JAN

DTU Aqua's Director is the new ICES President

Institute Director Fritz Köster elected president of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea for the next three years

Fisheries and fish stocks
2018
16 OCT

Robot tracks environmental DNA from fish on seabed

Researchers from DTU Aqua are currently testing the world’s first underwater DNA laboratory. It checks the water daily for DNA traces from four species of fish

Marine research Fisheries and fish stocks
20 AUG

Increase in large-bodied fish stocks in the North Sea

Signs of recovery are appearing among previously overfished large-bodied fish stocks. This is good news, but may also present new challenges.

Fisheries and fish stocks
30 MAY

Fish to be counted using rocket science

Sustainable fishing requires that the right fish are caught in the right quantities. A new research project will provide better calculation methods.

Fisheries and fish stocks Mathematical modelling
15 MAY

Anglers supply data for climate research

Researchers have developed a garfish barometer, on which anglers can follow garfish fishing and contribute to climate research.

Fisheries and fish stocks Climate adaption
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
21 MAR

PhD defence about effects of artificial lakes on migrating trout

Artificial lakes are used as a measure to reduce nitrogen load of streams. PhD Student Michael Schwinn has investigated the consequences for migrating brown trouts when...

Fisheries and fish stocks Ecosystems
09 MAR

PhD defense about spatial ecology of lake fish

When animals move from one habitat to another, it may affect the stability of the entire ecosystem. PhD Student Joan Holst Hansen has investigated the migratory behavior...

Fisheries and fish stocks Ecosystems
02 FEB

PhD defence about statistical models for fish stock assessment

“Counting the uncountable” is the fundamental challenge in fish stock assessment. To meet this challenge, Christoffer Moesgaard Albertsen has evaluated and developed state...

Statistics Mathematical modelling Fisheries and fish stocks
2017
15 DEC

PhD defence about vulnerable ecosystems in Greenland

PhD Student Helle Jørgensbye has identified corals and other benthic sedentary organisms in Western Greenland which are particular vulnerable to human activities. On 2...

Fisheries and fish stocks Ecosystems
13 DEC

First step towards mapping ghost nets in Danish waters

New report presents the first collection of knowledge about derelict fishing gear in Denmark

Fisheries and fish stocks Ecosystems
13 DEC

PhD defence about genetic interactions between domesticated and wild trout

PhD Student Thomas Frank-Gopolos has produced experimental trout families with different levels of domestic-wild genetic ‘mixing’ and compared their fitness after some...

Genes and genomes Climate adaption Fisheries and fish stocks Aquaculture
17 NOV

Fast reproduction to sustain invasion success: Why do some species become invasive...

The number of non-native species which are recorded in new habitats outside their natural range is steadily increasing. Though thousands of species are daily transported...

Marine research Ecosystems Fisheries and fish stocks
17 OCT

Successful tagging of 18 bluefin tuna in Denmark and Sweden

For the first time ever tagging of bluefin tuna has taken place in Danish and Swedish waters. The tags will collect important knowledge of the tuna that are present in...

Fisheries and fish stocks
29 SEP

Centre for Ocean Life extended until 2022

The Centre for Ocean Life at DTU Aqua has received DKK 15 million from VILLUM FONDEN to continue its work for another five years

Marine research Climate change Fisheries and fish stocks
11 SEP

First bluefin tunas caught and tagged in Danish and Swedish waters

Tagging project expected to contribute to explaining why bluefin tuna has returned to Skagerrak and Kattegat after more than 50 years of absence.

Fisheries and fish stocks Fish and shellfish
09 SEP

Tuna tagging for the first time ever in Denmark and Sweden

Today DTU Aqua, SLU Aqua and WWF will start tagging bluefin tuna to get a better understanding of why the fish have begun returning to Danish and Swedish waters, after...

Fisheries and fish stocks Fish and shellfish
04 SEP

Fisheries physicist boils theory down to five words

This month Professor Ken H. Andersen will defend his doctoral dissertation written on the basis of 10 years’ research and which resulted in his development of new fishery...

Food, fish and agriculture Fisheries and fish stocks Mathematical modelling
20 JUN

Migration secrets of bluefin tuna to be studied in Scandinavian waters

The world’s most coveted fish is back in Danish and Swedish waters. New project will tag tuna to find out why they have come back

Fisheries and fish stocks
31 MAY

PhD defence about Danish bottom set nets fisheries

PhD student Esther Savina defends her thesis about ecosystem effects of bottom set nets on 8 June 2017

Fisheries and fish stocks
08 MAY

Overview of PhD projects at DTU Aqua

The publication “PhD projects at DTU Aqua” presents DTU Aquas PhD students and their projects

Marine research Ecosystems Polar research Fisheries and fish stocks Aquaculture
24 APR

New equipment to ensure fewer bycatches

Shorter time from idea to commissioning of new fishing gear. This is the idea behind a new research project in which DTU is a participant.

Food, fish and agriculture Fisheries and fish stocks
23 FEB

PhD defence about ecosystem effects of fishing with Danish seine

On 7 March 201, PhD student Thomas Noack defends his thesis which has increased the basic scientific understanding of Danish seining and developed methods and equipment...

Fisheries and fish stocks Ecosystems
10 JAN

Better long-term forecast systems for the increasingly extreme weather

DTU Aqua is part of the ‘blue-action’-project aiming to help communities and businesses cope with the impacts of dramatic Arctic climate changes

Fisheries and fish stocks Marine research Climate change Polar research
2016
20 SEP

Understanding Eastern Baltic Cod

Director Fritz Köster, DTU Aqua, gives opening plenary lecture on the processes that influence the dynamics of fish stocks at the ICES Annual Science Conference 2016 in...

Fisheries and fish stocks Marine research Ecosystems
16 SEP

Long-term forecasting in the making

Senior Researcher Mark Payne, DTU Aqua will chair new ICES Working Group on Seasonal-to-Decadal Prediction of Marine Ecosystems

Fisheries and fish stocks Marine research
07 SEP

The challenge of mixed fisheries-management

Evaluation of FMSY ranges as a tool to combine long-term single-stock targets with flexible, short-term, mixed-fisheries management requirements

Fisheries and fish stocks
29 AUG

Tagging cod in the Baltic

Over the next three years, 18.000 cod will be tagged in Danish, German, Polish and Swedish waters to provide reliable age- and growth information for sustainable management...

Fisheries and fish stocks Marine research
15 AUG

Resident cod population benefits from the seasonal feast on fat herring

Study finds substantial cross-system lipid transportation in the transition zone between the Baltic Sea and the North Sea (Øresund) where a resident cod population interact...

Fisheries and fish stocks Marine research
27 JUL

Working with the landing obligation

New video: Project coordinator and Professor Clara Ulrich, DTU Aqua, and two other project scientists describe the purpose of the international research project DiscardLess...

Fisheries and fish stocks Marine research
03 JUL

Life history theory reveals trade-offs in reproductive traits across fish species

New study from the Centre for Ocean Life, DTU Aqua determines the empirical relationship between fish size at maturity, fecundity and spawning type in fish stocks from...

Fisheries and fish stocks Marine research
21 JUN

Two new DTU doctors

Two new doctoral theses from DTU are set to take us on a journey across the seven seas to examine fish larvae, and into the laboratory to push microscopic materials to...

Fisheries and fish stocks Fish and shellfish Superconductors
15 JUN

Surprising new business opportunities for Greenland

The first scientific mapping of the arrival of the economically important mackerel in Greenland indicates it is there to stay

Fisheries and fish stocks Marine research Climate change
14 JUN

PhD defence about early life of key fish species in West Greenland

On 21 June 2016, Evandro Malanski,DTU Aqua, defends his PhD thesis about early life of capelin and Atlantic cod in West Greenland

Fisheries and fish stocks Fish and shellfish Marine research
Photo: Tao Lytzen
10 MAY

New research facility can put more eel on the table

On Monday, 9 May, a facility for the propagation of European eel was inaugurated at DTU in Hirtshals in North Jutland. Here, researchers and industry are working on developing...

Food, fish and agriculture Fish and shellfish Fisheries and fish stocks Aquaculture
02 MAY

PhD defence about the importance of habitat structure for demersal fish

On 18 May 2016 Louise Dahl Kristensen will defend her PhD thesis about the importance of habitat structure for the distribution and behaviour of demersal fish

Ecosystems Fisheries and fish stocks
Photo: Mikal Schlosser
19 APR

Cod unaffected by new laser camera

A 3D-camera based on laser light can see through the murky conditions beneath the waves. DTU have tested cod to see whether they are irritated by being filmed.

Fisheries and fish stocks Lasers
09 MAR

Twilight Zone can feed the world

There is huge untapped resources of protein in the deep sea, but any potential exploitation should be done with caution, warns research.

Fisheries and fish stocks Food production Food, fish and agriculture Marine research
08 JAN

New monitoring vessel for Danish waters

The first steps was taken to upgrade DTU Aqua's monitoring fleet when Havfisken left the shipyard in Hvide Sande on Tuesday. The vessel will collect data about fish populations...

Marine research Fisheries and fish stocks Ecosystems
2015
16 NOV

Three New PhD Students Concentrate on Greenland

Arctic Technology Centre (ARTEK) at DTU Civil Engineering has employed three new PhD students. All three projects will concentrate on subjects that will benefit the Greenlandic...

Polar research Construction materials Indoor climate Climate change Fisheries and fish stocks Ice research Waste management Building design
25 SEP

Understanding species richness

Professor Henrik Gislason delivers opening plenary lecture at ICES Annual Science Conference

Fisheries and fish stocks Mathematical modelling Marine research
15 SEP

Expedition to study impact of inflow on life in the Baltic Sea

A two week research cruise led by DTU Aqua is to investigate if new areas have become available for successful spawning of cod after a recent inflow of water from the...

Fisheries and fish stocks Fish and shellfish Marine research Climate change
08 JUL

Catching crabs can benefit the Isefjord’s fish stocks

The catch of fish for human consumption in the Isefjord can be significantly boosted if a considerable part of the fjord’s abundance of shore crabs is caught. The crabs...

Food, fish and agriculture Aquaculture Fisheries and fish stocks
26 JUN

The Danish salmon adventure: from nearly extinct to tourist magnet

Following a large-scale rescue operation including extensive stream restoration and gene technology, the wild salmon in the streams of Jutland have turned into big local...

Fisheries and fish stocks Fish and shellfish Ecosystems Genes and genomes Biological systems
25 FEB

Two new professors in fisheries management

DTU has conferred professorships on J. Rasmus Nielsen and Clara Ulrich at DTU Aqua.

Fisheries and fish stocks
10 FEB

Connecting the Seas of Norden

Nordic marine researchers push for increased collaboration across disciplines to handle growing pressure on the oceans.

Marine research Food safety Fisheries and fish stocks Climate change
2014
23 SEP

Searching for eel larvae in the Sargasso Sea

To improve understanding of the decline in the European eel population, a Danish research expedition with DTU Aqua's research vessel "Dana" explored the spawning areas...

Marine research Climate change Ecosystems Fisheries and fish stocks Fish and shellfish
13 MAR

Open source fisheries management

A statistical model originally developed to allow fishermen to study the work done by researchers, has now become one of the most highly acclaimed tools for estimating...

Marine research Ecosystems Fisheries and fish stocks
2013
05 DEC

The Consequences of Balanced Harvesting of Fish Communities

New study uses size- and trait-based models to compare balanced harvesting with traditional selective fishing patterns

Marine research Ecosystems Fisheries and fish stocks
2012
13 NOV

Looking into the future

European and American scientists are meeting in Barcelona, Spain this month to launch a new European initiative for climate service observations and modelling. DTU Aqua...

Marine research Climate change Ecosystems Fisheries and fish stocks
16 AUG

Recovering Baltic cod is lacking food

The eastern Baltic cod stock has recently started to recover, after two decades of severe depletion, however with unexpected side-effects.

Marine research Ecosystems Fisheries and fish stocks