Bangor University scientific research for DEFA
Bangor University's Fisheries and Conservation Science Group undertakes research for the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture.
Scientists from the university assess the health of a number of commercially important shellfish stocks (king scallop, queen scallop, edible crab, lobster and whelk) within the Isle of Man’s territorial waters, as well as undertaking research on a number of additional species that are the focus of emerging fisheries. In addition, scientists are quantifying bycatch and discards, as well as focusing on the ecosystem through habitat surveys and studies examining the impacts of different fishing gears.
State of the art techniques using fisheries dependent data from both mobile gear (e.g. VMS, high resolution GPS and logbooks) and static gear (e.g. onboard camera systems) fisheries are also used to help achieve sustainable and economically viable fisheries within an ecosystem context.
Read more about their work and the Reports they have produced.