Project

Examining the economic basis of a potential recreational fishery for bluefin tuna in Denmark

Publisher

Supervisor

Location

Greater Copenhagen area

Aim:

Recently, bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus) has returned to Danish waters after being absent for about 50 years. In 2017, five bluefin tuna were captured by recreational fishermen and subsequently tagged by DTU Aqua. The overall aim of the present project is to examine potential economic benefits of a recreational fishery for bluefin tuna in Denmark.

 

Background:

Historically, large bluefin tuna have visited Danish waters in the early autumn to feed on mackerel (Scomber scombrus), garfish (Belone belone) and herring (Clupea harengus). From about 1920 to 1960, commercial and recreational fisheries co-existed in various Danish waters, including the Kattegat and Øresund. During the early 1960s, the fisheries collapsed, likely due to high fishing pressures targeting both bluefin tuna and their prey. Within recent years, sightings of bluefin tuna started to emerge, and DTU Aqua carried out a large tagging experiment to map tuna migrations in 2017. Specifically, recreational fishermen caught the tuna and handed them over to DTU Aqua for tagging. Fishing took place from Skagen in Denmark. The bluefin tuna quota is regulated by the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT), and currently Denmark does not have a fishing quota for bluefin tuna. It is therefore illegal to fish for bluefin tuna in Danish waters, even if the fishery is based on catch and release. However, recreational fisheries can be very valuable, especially for spectacular species like bluefin tuna.     

 

Content:

This project will describe biological and financial aspects of a potential fishery for bluefin tuna in Denmark. Specifically, the project will examine potential economic benefits of a recreational fishery in Denmark. Data from both commercial and recreational fisheries will be scrutinized to compare the overall economies associated with the two different types of fishery. In August and September 2018, recreational fishermen will again be fishing for bluefin tuna from Skagen to provide fish for another tagging experiment carried out by DTU Aqua. Using this unique opportunity, the present project will collect novel data from the recreational fishermen to reveal the financial expenditures associated with the fishery. Measures will include board and lodging, transportation, fishing gear etc. The student will be invited to join the fishery from Skagen in August and September 2018. The product of the present project will be an economic analysis, including a comparison of different management scenarios or a willingness to pay analysis. The project will be carried out in close cooperation with local stakeholders, including Danmarks Småbådsfiskeklub and Danmarks Sportsfiskeforbund.

 

Duration:

Ideally, the student(s) will be joining the project in August 2018, but the student may also join the project at a later stage. Participating in the fishery to deliver bluefin tuna for the tagging experiment in 2018 requires that the student joins the project in August 2018. Project duration may range between 3 – 12 months, depending on the schedule of the student.  

Requirements

Interests in marine biology and economic analyses

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Contact

Company / Organization

DTU Aqua

Name

Jon Christian Svendsen

Position

Seniorforsker

Mail

jos@aqua.dtu.dk

Supervisor info

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Supervisor

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Co-supervisors

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ECTS credits

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Co-supervisors

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ECTS credits

5 - 60

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BSc in Environmental Engineering

Supervisor

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Co-supervisors

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ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

Final project, Other, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

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Supervisor

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Co-supervisors

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ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

Final project, Other, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

BSc in Mathematics and Technology

Supervisor

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Co-supervisors

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ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

Final project, Other, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

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Supervisor

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Co-supervisors

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ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

Final project, Other, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

BSc in Strategical Analysis and Systems Design

Supervisor

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Co-supervisors

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ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

Final project, Other, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

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Supervisor

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Co-supervisors

Kim Aarestrup, Brian MacKenzie

ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

Final project, Other, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

Bachelor of Engineering

Supervisor

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Co-supervisors

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ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

Final project, Other, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

Bachelor of Engineering

Supervisor

Jon Christian Svendsen

Co-supervisors

Kim Aarestrup, Brian MacKenzie

ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

Final project, Other, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

Bachelor of Engineering

Supervisor

Jon Christian Svendsen

Co-supervisors

Kim Aarestrup, Brian MacKenzie

ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

Final project, Other, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

Bachelor of Engineering

Supervisor

Jon Christian Svendsen

Co-supervisors

Kim Aarestrup, Brian MacKenzie

ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

Final project, Other, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

Bachelor of Engineering (Chemistry and Business Economy)

Supervisor

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Co-supervisors

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ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

Final project, Other, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

Bachelor of Engineering,

Supervisor

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Co-supervisors

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ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

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Supervisor

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Co-supervisors

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ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

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Supervisor

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Co-supervisors

Kim Aarestrup, Brian MacKenzie

ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

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Supervisor

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Co-supervisors

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ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

Final project, Other, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

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Supervisor

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Co-supervisors

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ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

Final project, Other, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

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Supervisor

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Co-supervisors

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ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

Final project, Other, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

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Supervisor

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Co-supervisors

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ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

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Supervisor

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Co-supervisors

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ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

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Supervisor

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Co-supervisors

Kim Aarestrup, Brian MacKenzie

ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

Final project, Other, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

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Supervisor

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Co-supervisors

Kim Aarestrup, Brian MacKenzie

ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

Final project, Other, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

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Supervisor

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Co-supervisors

Kim Aarestrup, Brian MacKenzie

ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

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Supervisor

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Co-supervisors

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ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

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Supervisor

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Co-supervisors

Kim Aarestrup, Brian MacKenzie

ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

Final project, Other, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

MSc Eng. Business Analytics

Supervisor

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Co-supervisors

Kim Aarestrup, Brian MacKenzie

ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

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Supervisor

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Co-supervisors

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ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

Final project, Other, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

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Supervisor

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Co-supervisors

Kim Aarestrup, Brian MacKenzie

ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

Final project, Other, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

MSc in Design & Innovation

Supervisor

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Co-supervisors

Kim Aarestrup, Brian MacKenzie

ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

Final project, Other, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

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Supervisor

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Co-supervisors

Kim Aarestrup, Brian MacKenzie

ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

Final project, Other, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

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Supervisor

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Co-supervisors

Kim Aarestrup, Brian MacKenzie

ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

Final project, Other, BSc project, MSc thesis, Special course

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Supervisor

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Co-supervisors

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ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

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Supervisor

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Co-supervisors

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ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

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Supervisor

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Co-supervisors

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ECTS credits

5 - 60

Type

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