Project Details

Description of project aims

Fisheries landings of Nephrops norvegicus (also known as the Dublin Bay Prawn, Norway lobster and langoustine, among other names) are around 59,000 tons a year with a first sale value of close to 200 million. The 'NEPHROPS Project' is intended to bring together complementary information from survey, experimental and laboratory work. This combination of approaches is intended to create synergies and the transfer of information between different research groups, small to medium enterprises (SMEs), SME associations and groupings.

Layman's description

Research into Nephrops fisheries and aquaculture.

Key funding - quote all funding agency(s)

Web resource has been created to provide fishermen, small to mediuim enterprises, associated groups and educational schemes with the knowledge and skills to utilse the techniques and technology that was developed in conjuction with the EU FP7 NEPHROPS Project. Key publications, collaborations, a patent and development for fisheries usage.
Short titleNEPHROPS
Effective start/end date1/02/1231/01/15

Collaborative partners

  • University of the Highlands and Islands
  • University of Hull
  • University of Gothenburg
  • Swansea University
  • Teknologisk Institutt AS
  • Orkney Fisheries Association
  • North Bay Shellfish (lead)
  • National University of Ireland Galway

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water


Explore the research topics touched on by this project. These labels are generated based on the underlying awards/grants. Together they form a unique fingerprint.
  • Nephrops Fisheries in European Waters

    Ungfors, A., Bell, E., Johnson, M., Cowing, D., Dobson, N., Bublitz, R. & Sandell, J., 10 May 2013, The Ecology and Biology of Nephrops norvegicus. New York: Elsevier, Vol. 64. p. 247-314 67 p. Chapter 7

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

    72 Citations (Scopus)