DTU Aqua have developed a citizen science
platform where anglers can report fishing trips and catches (Fangstjournalen).
In return, the anglers get information about fisheries and other benefits. A
group of anglers already using the platform agreed in spring 2018 to expand
their usual reporting to also include stomach content from seatrout. In early 2020, these anglers have reported stomach content from around 250 seatrout.
In this project, the student should first describe
the composition of prey that seatrout are feeding on and explore if prey
composition relate to fish length and season. Next the student should discuss
the findings in relation to other stomach content surveys made by trained
researches and finally review the general potential of using citizen science as
a tool in fisheries research and specific in relation to exploring feeding
biology of fish.