The abundance of E. directus also triggered the shellfisheries sector’s interest in its commercial exploitation. Scientific findings from the BPNS as well as experience gained by the Ensis fishery in Dutch waters suggest that at the observed recruitment rates, this species could be well-suited for a targeted fishery within Belgian waters. The impact of such a fishery on the ecosystem is expected to be limited if it is carried out on a small-scale, as done in the Dutch Ensis fishery. However, before such exploitation can take place in the BPNS, we advise for more detailed investigations on the balance between the expected benefits for the local fishery sector and the potential impacts on the ecosystem.
|Publicatiestatus||Gepubliceerd - nov.-2013|
|Evenement||Non-indigenous species in the North-East Atlantic - Oostende, België|
Duur: 20-nov.-2013 → 22-nov.-2013
|Symposium||Non-indigenous species in the North-East Atlantic|
|Periode||20/11/13 → 22/11/13|