August Facebook Twitter Whatsapp Google Linkedin Email The work of Wageningen University and Research on the Wadden Sea and Wadden Islands has a wide variety of subjects, from dikes, litter and salt marches, to mussel beds, seals and birds. During the annual beam trawl survey, sometimes extraordinary catches are made: a frogfish of more than a meter in length. The jaw is enormous. The primary aim of the Beam Trawl Survey (BTS) is to get independent stock indices and estimates of the age-structure of North Sea plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) and sole (Solea solea, Solea vulgaris). Additionally, researchers monitor the marine ecosystem (fish and benthos). There are plenty of internship opportunities at Wageningen Marine Research, for national and international research! In the overview you will find internship topics ranging from research in the Dutch Caribbean to lab work in the Netherlands. The switch-over from beam trawl to pulse trawl fishing has economic consequences. Pulse fishing is more cost-effective, leading to higher profit margins. The cost reduction is mostly a result of lower fuel consumption (-46%) per day. In addition to the reduced cost, there also is a lower emission of greenhouse gases.