Bridging the Gap

Herewith the festive edition of Bridging the Gap! Keeping you updated on our progress, we report on fishermen and scientists working together from the icy waters of Lake Vattern to the wintery Wadden Sea. Merry Fishmas!

The selective fishing gear on trial.Swedish Fishermen Prove Selective Gear WorksOver the past two months, Swedish fishermen have been trialing a new type of selective fishing gear on the icy waters of Lake Vättern. The results are now in!
European Sturgeon © Hellio Van IngenGerman Fishermen Conserve Rare FishGermany’s fishermen are working with scientists and conservationists to help protect Sturgeon in the Wadden Sea.
Featured article
We Fish You a Merry Christmas!Christmas is one of the few days fishermen rarely spend fishing. But that doesn't mean that fish aren't a big part of Christmas! If you're in the mood for some fishy Christmas cheer, check out our "GAP2 Festive Frolicks with Fish" gallery on our Facebook page.

We Fish You a Merry Christmas

© Catherine Darling

Coming soon

The GAP2 Exchange!
In early 2013, GAP2 scientists and fishermen are traveling all over the world to share their understanding and learn from others who are collaborating across sectors, in an effort to work towards sustainable fisheries. To follow their experiences and see how you can contribute - watch our website.

The Secret Life of the Bottom Dwellers.
If the harsh Swedish winter permits, Dr Alfred Sandström will be taking a research vessel to Lake Vättern to study the stock size of the new type of whitefish found spawning at the bottom of the lake. Stay tuned to find out more.

Workshop on Social Science Methods.
GAP2 will be holding a two-day workshop on social science methods employed within the GAP2 project in Chioggia, Venice on 7th and 8th February 2013. If you're interested in finding out more about this gathering of scientists and stakeholders, please email