Project

Mixed-stock fishery of cod in Greenland

Publisher

Supervisor

Location

Central and West Jutland

Genetic studies of cod (Gadus morhua) in Greenland has revealed the presence of four different populations that occur in the Greenlandic fishery. The local populations of inshore and offshore populations of west Greenland and the Icelandic inshore and offshore populations. Different management recommendations regarding the fishery of these populations exists. Accordingly, assessment of the relative contributions of these “genetic stocks” to the mixed stock fishery is of paramount importance in order to secure sustainable management. A high number of cod samples have been collected in the Greenlandic fishery. Using modern genetic tools (SNP chips); these samples should be assigned back to population of origin, so that the proportions of the different stock in different areas can be assessed. The Greenlandic Institute of Natural Resources will directly use the results in management advice.

In collaboration with

Greenland Institute of Natural Resources

Requirements

25313, 25315 or similar basic genetics

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Contact

Company / Organization

DTU Aqua

Name

Einar Eg Nielsen

Position

Professor

Mail

een@aqua.dtu.dk

Supervisor info

MSc in Aquatic Science and Technology

Supervisor

Einar Eg Nielsen

ECTS credits

30 - 35

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