Mixed-stock fishery of cod in Greenland




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.

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Greenland Institute of Natural Resources


25313, 25315 or similar basic genetics

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DTU Aqua


Einar Eg Nielsen




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MSc in Aquatic Science and Technology


Einar Eg Nielsen

ECTS credits

30 - 35

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