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Danish Institute for Fisheries Research, Dept. of Marine Fisheries
Charlottenlund Slot
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The Danish Institute for Fisheries Research (DIFRES)
is a research institute within the Danish Ministry of Fisheries. The objective
of DIFRES's research is to produce information which can be used for
management of living resources of fish and shellfish in the sea.
DIFRES carries out research, monitoring and development and acts in an
advisory capacity on matters relating to fisheries, fisheries management, sea
ranching and the aquatic environment. DIFMAR actively participates in the
international cooperative research which forms the basis for the management of
the living resources of the sea. DIFMAR provides consultancy and educational
service, both in and outside Denmark.

DIFRES is based in Charlottenlund Castle, 7 kilometers north of Copenhagen,
and has additional laboratories at the North Sea Centre in Hirtshals. DIFRES
operates one large research vessel, DANA, as well as smaller fishing vessels.
Other facilities of the institute include aquarium facilities, indoor and
outdoor tanks for experimental research, and laboratories for physical,
chemical, biological and hydrographical investigations.

The Department of Marine Fisheries carries out research on ecosystem description and modelling and on methods for providing advice on sustainable exploitation of the living resources. Regarding fisheries, the department focuses on commercial fisheries in marine and coastal areas. For marine and coastal waters, the department is thus responsible for the research areas:

Ecosystem description and modelling
Fisheries management
Stock assessment
Fisheries technology

The department is responsible for coordination and quality assurance of DIFRES's collection and analysis of data from commercial fisheries and from scientific surveys.

results in other services

  • Data Discovery & Access service - Data Originators (CDI)
  • Cruise summary report (CSR)
  • Marine environmental research project (EDMERP)
  • Marine environmental databases (EDMED)

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Collating centre
Aarhus University, Department of Bioscience, Marine Ecology Roskilde
Latest update
25 September 2012 2:11:51 PM