LNV programme WOT 5 covers the execution of statutory tasks (WOT) in fisheries carried out by DLO. Part of the KB programme, presented in this report, contains resources earmarked to maintain and develop the expertise needed to carry out the WOT programme. As well as maintaining expertise, innovation is an important part of the programme. The programme is also part of the Wageningen UR Kennisbasis and comes under the theme KB01: “Groene en blauwe ruimte”. This report describes the allocation and utilisation of the Kennisbasis budget in 2010. The available budget in 2010 is €621 000. The structure of the KBWOT programme is similar to that in 2009. The money is spent through projects, each of which is described in this report. The projects are split up into four priority research areas: A) Influence of changes in the environment on marine ecosystems, B) impact of fisheries on ecosystems, C) changing fishery management, D) maintenance and international exchange of key WOT expertise. These priority research areas have been developed with the agreement of LNV. All of these areas fall under the wider WUR kennisbasis themes.