Comparative fishing study with parallel hauls between the research vessel RV Endeavour (as used in the UK BTS) and a Belgian beam trawler.
A science-industry grid survey in the Irish Sea (from 53°N to 55°N).
Modern stock identification techniques (i.e. genetic and micro-chemical fingerprinting and otolith shape analysis) will be performed on tissue (fin clips) and otoliths collected.
Further develop the Fisheries-Science-Partnership (FSP).
Kelle Moreau (Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research, Ostend)