WGCRAN

WGCRAN

Working Group on Crangon Fisheries and Life History (2001 C.Res)

 

 

WGCRANWGCRANTrueJosien SteenbergenEPDSGjosien.steenbergen@wur.nl178Working Group on Crangon Fisheries and Life History (2001 C.Res)

The ICES Working Group on Crangon fisheries and life history (WGCRAN) examines the various interactions of the brown shrimp to better understand the species.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Brown shrimp Crangon crangon is among the top three species caught in the North Sea with respect to landings, is a major food item found in cod and whiting stomachs, and is itself an important predator of in- and epifauna in intertidal areas that is assumed to control plaice and mussel recruitment.

Members of WGCRAN see the priority of this expert group in understanding the interactions between the brown shrimp population (structure and abundance) and human behaviour (mainly fishing effort) and between the shrimps and the environment (temperature, currents) as well as the ecosystem (trophic interactions). The work of the group shall in the future lead to a better understanding of the stock status which allows us to give sound advice for a sustainable management of the population.

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