• Assessing the sublethal impacts of anthropogenic stressors on fish: An energy-budget approach 

      Watson, Joseph W.; Hyder, Kieran; Boyd, Robin; Thorpe, Robert; Weltersbach, Marc Simon; Ferter, Keno; Cooke, Steven J.; Roy, Shovonlal; M. Sibly, Richard (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2020)
      Fish are increasingly exposed to anthropogenic stressors from human developments and activities such as agriculture, urbanization, pollution and fishing. Lethal impacts of these stressors have been studied but the potential ...
    • Dive to survive: effects of capture depth on barotraumaand post-release survival of Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua)in recreational fisheries 

      Ferter, Keno; Weltersbach, Marc Simon; Humborstad, Odd Børre; Fjelldal, Per Gunnar; Sambraus, Florian; Strehlow, Harry Vincent; Vølstad, Jon Helge (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015-06-04)
      Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) caught in recreational fisheries are commonly released, often with barotrauma after rapid decompression. Mouth-hooked, non-bleeding cod kept in a floating net pen showed mortalities ≥40% when ...
    • Estimating and mitigating post-release mortality of European eel by combining citizen science with a catch-and-release angling experiment 

      Weltersbach, Marc Simon; Strehlow, Harry Vincent; Ferter, Keno; Klefoth, Thomas; de Graaf, Martin; Dorow, Malte (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Several anguillid eel species have experienced severe population declines over the past decades, particularly the European eel (Anguilla anguilla), which is listed as critically endangered by the International Union for ...
    • First Assessment of the Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Global Marine Recreational Fisheries 

      Pita, Pablo; Ainsworth, Gillian B.; Alba, Bernardino; Anderson, Antônio B.; Antelo, Manel; Alós, Josep; Artetxe, Iñaki; Baudrier, Jérôme; Castro, José J.; Chicharro, Belén; Erzini, Karim; Ferter, Keno; Freitas, Mafalda; García-de-la-Fuente, Laura; García-Charton, José A.; Giménez-Casalduero, María; Grau, Antoni M.; Diogo, Hugo; Gordoa, Ana; Henriques, Filipe; Hyder, Kieran; Jiménez-Alvarado, David; Karachle, Paraskevi K.; Lloret, Josep; Laporta, Martin; Lejk, Adam M.; Dedeu, Arnau L.; Martín-Sosa, Pablo; Martínez, Lllibori; Mira, Antoni M.; Morales-Nin, Beatriz; Mugerza, Estanis; Olesen, Hans J.; Papadopoulos, Anastasios; Pontes, João; Pascual-Fernández, José J.; Purroy, Ariadna; Ramires, Milena; Rangel, Mafalda; Reis-Filho, José Amorim; Sánchez-Lizaso, Jose L.; Sandoval, Virginia; Sbragaglia, Valerio; Silva, Luis; Skov, Christian; Sola, Iván; Strehlow, Harry V.; Torres, María A.; Ustups, Didzis; van der Hammen, Tessa; Veiga, Pedro; Venerus, Leonardo A.; Verleye, Thomas; Villasante, Sebastián; Weltersbach, Marc Simon; Zarauz, Lucía (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2021)
      This work is the result of an international research effort to determine the main impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on marine recreational fishing. Changes were assessed on (1) access to fishing, derived from lockdowns and ...
    • Hook shedding and post-release fate of deep-hooked European eel 

      Weltersbach, Marc Simon; Ferter, Keno; Sambraus, Florian; Strehlow, Harry Vincent (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016-05-02)
      The European eel (Anguilla anguilla) is a commercially and recreationally important fishery target species. In the last decades, the eel has experienced dramatic stock declines and has been listed as critically endangered. ...
    • Recreational sea fishing in Europe in a global context—Participation rates, fishing effort, expenditure, and implications for monitoring and assessment 

      Kieran, Hyder; Weltersbach, Marc Simon; Armstrong, Mark; Ferter, Keno; Townhill, Bryony; Ahvonen, Anssi; Arlinghaus, Robert; Baikov, Andrei; Bellanger, Manuel; Birzaks, Janis; Borch, Trude Kristin; Cambie, Giulia; de Graaf, Martin; Diogo, Hugo M C; Dziemian, Lukasz; Gordoa, Ana; Grzebielec, Ryszard; Hartill, Bruce; Kagervall, Anders; Kapiris, Kostas; Karlsson, Martin; Kleiven, Alf Ring; Lejk, Adam M; Levrel, Harold; Lovell, Sabrina; Lyle, Jeremy; Miolanen, Pentti; Monkman, Graham; Morales-Nin, Beatriz; Mugerza, Estanis; Martinez, Roi; O'Reilly, Paul F; Olesen, Hans Jakob; Papadopoulos, Anastasios; Pita, Pablo; Radford, Zachary; Radtke, Krzysztof; Roche, William; Rocklin, Delphine; Ruiz, Jon; Scougal, Callum; Silvestri, Roberto; Skov, Christian; Steinback, Scott; Sundeløf, Andreas; Svagzdys, Arvydas; Turnbull, David; van der Hammen, Tessa; van Voorhees, David; van Winsen, Frankwin; Verleye, Thomas J; Veiga, Pedro; Vølstad, Jon Helge; Zarauz, Lucia; Zolubas, Tomas; Strehlow, Harry Vincent (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017)
      Marine recreational fishing (MRF) is a high-participation activity with large economic value and social benefits globally, and it impacts on some fish stocks. Although reporting MRF catches is a European Union legislative ...
    • The impact of marine recreational fishing on key fish stocks in European waters 

      Radford, Zachary; Hyder, Kieran; Zarauz, Lucía; Mugerza, Estanis; Ferter, Keno; Prellezo, Raul; Strehlow, Harry Vincent; Townhill, Bryony; Lewin, Wolf-Christian; Weltersbach, Marc Simon (Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018)
      Marine recreational fishing (MRF) has been shown to substantially contribute to fishing mortality of marine fish. However, European MRF catches are only quantified for a small number of stocks, so it is unclear whether a ...