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€4million project uses cutting edge technology to enhance the habitats of key fish species - University of Plymouth

Releasing tagged bass into water near Salcombe as part of the iBass project (Credit Matt Doggett)
Releasing tagged bass into water near Salcombe as part of the iBass project (Credit Matt Doggett)

Led by the University, FISH INTEL will aim to establish a comprehensive picture of fish movements and the habitats individual species prefer

A cross-Channel partnership will use innovative underwater acoustic tracking technology to identify the environmental conditions a range of important marine species need in order to thrive.

The €4million FISH INTEL project, supported by €2.8million from the European Regional Development Fund via the Interreg France (Channel) England programme, will focus on a series of sites along the coastlines of southern England, northern France and Belgium.

Through a combination of fish tracking and underwater video surveys, the project will establish a comprehensive picture of fish movements and the habitats individual species prefer.

It will also contribute to a growing amount of data assessing the impact of fishing, climate change and other human activities – such as the development of offshore renewable energy sites and offshore mariculture – on the Channel/Manche region.

Posted on: 08 March 2021

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