The Dutch Ministry of EL&I needs more knowledge about a number of important social fishery issues.
These issues are:
- ecosystem approach: what is it and how do we implement this approach in the marine policy
- innovation: new and sustainable fisheries
- eels: implementation and EU-policies
The issues are set up in projects for the research theme BO-12.04 Fisheries Sustainability. This project is responsible for coordinating the projects within Wageningen UR and for finetuning the research with the Dutch Ministry of EL&I. Results are communicated with policy makers, industry and NGOs.
Most projects are now completed. The results are compiled in reports. The project has also stimulated the introduction of knowledge in green education by providing input for the strategic research program of the Ministry and holding lectures on 'Science in the fishery' and 'How works a stock assessment?'.