Über Fischereiressourcen und ihre Nutzung

Münkner, Werner (2001) Über Fischereiressourcen und ihre Nutzung. Informationen für die Fischwirtschaft aus der Fischereiforschung, 48(1), pp. 29-33.

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The reduction of discards will only be achieved, if more effective methods of catch selection will be developed and used. In principle, the unavoidable by catch of commercial fish should be used for human consumption, independent of the requirements for minimum length and existing catch quotas. The amount of such bycatch should be charged to the total catch quota and preferably be used for processing of fish portions with skin (carcasses with skin), because this kind of processing results in higher yields and nutrional advantages compared to fillet processing. Unfortunately, nowadays, in the German fishery and fish trade this traditional form of supply is only of minor importance because of the predominance of fillets and fillet products. However, cooperation between fishing industry and fish trade and a good advertising of processed fish portions with skin could overcome this problem. In the pelagic fishery of herring, mackerel and other similar pelagic species the bycatch of small sized specimen of these species can be a problem. These small sized fish can principally be processed to traditional fish products, but the processing costs for them are much higher. The prospects for processing of the bycatch into minced fish meat, fish protein concentrate or fish protein hydrolysate are very poor under the existing regime in the German fishing industry. A further way for processing of the bycatch, which can not be used for human consumption, is the production of fishmeal. However, only three German factory ships dispose of fish meal plants. Under the current economic conditions, i.e. because of limited storage capacity, the Ger-man trawler and cutter fleet is not able to transport the bycatch for fish meal production ashore.

Item Type: Article
Title: Über Fischereiressourcen und ihre Nutzung
Alternative Title: Fishery resources and their utilization
Personal Creator/Author:
Münkner, Werner
Refereed: No
Journal or Publication Title: Informationen für die Fischwirtschaft aus der Fischereiforschung
Volume: 48
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 29-33
Date: 2001
ISSN: 1437-5842
Contact Email Address: hartmut.rehbein@mri.bund.de
Issuing Agency: Bundesforschungsanstalt für Fischerei
Additional Information: Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institute, Federal Research Institute for Rural Areas, Forestry and Fisheries began publishing the Informationen aus der Fischereiforschung = Information on Fishery Research in 2010.
Uncontrolled Keywords: overfishing; commercial fishing; bycatch; discards; nutritional aspects;
Subjects: Fisheries
Item ID: 3181
Depositing User: Horst Bahl
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2010 12:36
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2012 14:24
Related URLs:
URI: http://aquaticcommons.org/id/eprint/3181

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