Angling

In Germany, amateur anglers remove more fish from freshwaters than commercial fisheries. For this reason, an important approach of our transdisciplinary research is to involve these stakeholders in water protection. Our involvement of anglers and river keepers means that research findings are transferred to practice – and vice versa: this close cooperation provides an important impetus for our own research. In this respect, we focus primarily on the complex interactions between humans and the environment (social-ecological research). How do anglers behave at the riverside or lakeside, and how can they be optimally involved in management measures? How does fish stocking by angling associations affect fish communities and the ecological functions of freshwaters? How can stocks be preserved and used in the long term? And which measures are conducive to animal protection? We address questions such as these in cooperation with anglers and angling associations as well as with partners from the areas of species and nature protection.

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A top team

"Good catch!" - Several members of the IGB-research group "Integrative Recreational Fisheries Management" of Robert Arlinghaus were honoured within the last months.
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Spearfishing makes fishes more timid

Fisheries scientists have studied the response of fish in the Mediterranean Sea to spearfishing. The fish are able to finely discriminate if divers carry a speargun or not and adjust their escape behaviour.

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AQUATAG

Spatio-temporal high-resolution analysis of water-based recreational activities, resulting impacts and conflicts of use, as well as derivation of a socio-ecological management concept.
Contact person
Markus Venohr
Department
(Dept. 1) Ecohydrology
(Dept. 2) Ecosystem Research
(Dept. 4) Biology and Ecology of Fishes
Start
03/2017
End
12/2017
Topic

Baggersee

Promotion of biodiversity and ecosystem services in small gravel pits through implementation of habitat-oriented management practices in recreational-fisheries management.  
Contact person
Robert Arlinghaus
Department
(Dept. 4) Biology and Ecology of Fishes
Start
06/2016
End
05/2022
Topic

Besatzfisch 2.0

The aim of Besatzfisch 2.0 is to continue the knowledge transformation process for anglers and society.
Contact person
Robert Arlinghaus
Department
(Dept. 4) Biology and Ecology of Fishes
Start
01/2016
End
12/2016
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Experts at IGB

Robert Arlinghaus

Research Group Leader
Working group
Integrative Recreational Fisheries Management

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