NMFRI Research Plan for 2020

Research to be conducted from the Ministry of Science and Higher Education funds; the detailed scope of research will depend on the level of funding:

Two new projects are planned to be launched in 2020 as part of the statutory activities:

  • Population composition of the South Baltic herring stock
  • Coastal fisheries in the face of change – qualitative research

Moreover, as part of the statutory activity, cyclical projects will be conducted. They will be related to:

  • economics of fisheries and processing
  • studies on the population dynamics of basic fish stocks exploited by Polish Baltic fisheries
  • the influence of hydrological and food conditions on the recruitment of selected fish species

Research undertaken in previous years will be continued in relation to:

  • factors affecting the condition of fish habitats in the coastal zone (anthropogenic and environmental factors)
  • studies on the reproduction efficiency of pike (Esox lucius) in brackish waters, the survival and growth of larvae under such conditions
  • determination of the dynamics of cod infestation with nematodes from the Anisakidae family against the background of biological (length, age, sex, food composition, stock biomass, seal population size), temporal (year) and spatial (fishing area) factors
  • impact assessment of selected environmental stressors on marine organisms
  • the environmental status of the Puck Bay


Studies to be performed within the funds obtained from calls and contracts (National Science Centre, National Centre for Research and Development, Agency for Restructuring and Modernisation of Agriculture, EU programmes)

  • Assessment of commercial fish stocks:

Implementation of the Multiannual Fisheries Data Collection Programme ‘Collection, management and use of data in the fisheries sector and support for scientific advice regarding the Common Fisheries Policy’

  • Safety and quality of fish processing products
  • Impact of anthropogenic factors on the Baltic environment
  • Development prospects in the Baltic region based on the blue economy
  • Data digitisation projects
  • On the commission of the Polish Ministry of Maritime Economy and Inland Navigation, a contract for scientific advice on issues related to Baltic fisheries and the marine environment will be implemented during meetings that will take place in international forums. Under the agreement, NMFRI experts will participate in meetings, verify documents and assist in drafting exit instructions.
  • Within the framework of scientific cooperation, joint research voyages will be performed with scientific institutions from Denmark, Latvia and Estonia..
  • Projects related to environmental impact assessment of large-scale investments.

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