Projects

Currently working on . . .

Data collection and analysis of Flyshoot fishery

Continued data-collection on flyshoot fishing vessels and carry out analysis and reporting on self-sampling data for target species and bycatch. Commissioned by: Jaczon BV, Netherlands

Work package leader for the CIBBRINA project

The aim of the CIBBRINA project is to work together with fishers, authorities and other relevant stakeholders to minimise – and, where possible, eliminate – incidental bycatch of Endangered, Threatened and Protected (ETP) marine species in the North-East Atlantic, Baltic and Mediterranean regions (all WPs) by optimising, developing and evaluating mitigation methods and support tools and working to ensure their long-term implementation. Within CIBBRINA, I am responsible (on behalf of the Pelagic Freezer-trawler Association) for the coordination of the 8 case studies that range from Norway to Madeira and from Poland to Iceland. The project will run from 2023 until 2029.

Chair of the ICES Benchmark workshop on horse mackerel and boarfish

The Benchmark workshop on horse mackerel and boarfish stocks will meet on 22-25 January 2024 for a data evaluation workshop and on 8-12 April 2024 for the final benchmark workshop.

Evaluation of the North Sea sole assessment and advice

Reviewing the inputs and outputs of the 2023 sole assessment (Commissioned by PO Urk and Vissersbond)

Incoming chair of the Scientific Soundingboard Committee (Wetenschappelijke Klankbord Commissie) of the North Sea Consultation Committee (Noordzee overleg)

The SCC provides scientific advice and answers questions from the North Sea Consultation Committee members concerning the implementation of the agreements in the North Sea Agreement. In this way, the SCC can provide scientific insights to the North Sea Consultative Council’s decision-making process. https://www.noordzeeoverleg.nl/noordzeeoverleg/wetenschappelijke-klankbord-commissie/default.aspx

Projects (hopefully) to be started in the future

Digitization of the Dutch cutter fishery: practical, organizational and governance aspects

Implementing More and Better Use of ICES Survey data (IMBUS)

Previous projects

Digital developments in the Dutch cutter fishery

On behalf of the Fishery Innovation Network (Visserij Innovatie Netwerk https://visserijinnovatienetwerk.nl/) I carried out a review of possibilities and constraints on digital developments in the Dutch cutter fishery (https://visserijinnovatienetwerk.nl/attachment/entity/d4be3f9f-2f56-4186-b47f-466e562fd1db).

Data collection and analysis of Flyshoot fishery

Set-up and supervise self-sampling on flyshoot fishing vessels and carry out analysis and reporting on self-sampling data for target species and bycatch. Organize access to historical and ongoing electronic logbook data and carry out analysis and report on trends in catch rates and spatio-temporal dynamics. Create an inventory of available scientific surveys in the North Sea and English Channel and carry out analysis and report on population trends for various target species of the flyshoot fishery. Commissioned by: Jaczon BV, Netherlands

Management Strategy Evaluation taking into account density dependent growth

Carrying out Management Strategy Evaluations (MSE) for pelagic stocks (Mackerel, Blue whiting). The MSE’s take into account the potential effects of density-dependence growth, maturity, natural mortality and the combination of those three components.. Commissioned by: Henrik Sparholt, University of Copenhagen. Links: https://www.mseproject.org/s/report-mac-v15.pdf, https://www.mseproject.org/s/report-whb-v12.pdf

Quality Control and Quality Assurance of Fisheries Data Collection – “Catching Data”

Assessment and advice on Quality Control and Quality Assurance procedures as have been or could be applied in fisheries data collection programs. Reviewing recent experiences and examples and recommending appropriate ways forward. Commissioned by: PO Urk, Netherlands.

Co-chair of the ICES Workshop on guidelines and methods for the design and evaluation of rebuilding plans for category 1-2 stocks (WKREBUILD2)

The main objective of WKREBUILD2 was to propose performance indicators and thresholds for the implementation and acceptability of rebuilding plans and a framework for the integration of rebuilding advice rules within the ICES advice framework.