Ann-Katrien Lescrauwaet

Ann-Katrien Lescrauwaet
Vlaams Instituut Voor De Zee | VLIZ · Policy Information

doctor in Marine Sciences (Ghent University)

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January 2006 - present
Vlaams Instituut Voor De Zee
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  • Head of Department

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Publications (38)
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Sidney J. Holt (1926–2019) was more than a founding father of quantitative fisheries science, and the man who "helped save the great whales." His accomplishments, over a career spanning seven decades, run deeper: he was a champion of reductionism (i.e. able to identify the factors essential for management) and a systemic thinker who inspired scient...
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Belgian commercial fisheries face major socio-economic and environmental challenges. The small-scale fishing fleet in particular has been affected by recent changes in the fisheries’ landscape. Small-scale fisheries in Belgium consist of small coastal commercial vessels (<70 GT) that make short trips (max 48 h) mainly in the North Sea. In 2017, the...
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The concept of ‘blue growth’, which aims to promote the growth of ocean economies whilst holistically managing marine socio-ecological systems, is emerging within national and international marine policy. The concept is often promoted as being novel, however, we show that, historical analogies exist which can provide insights for contemporary plann...
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Relevant and distinctive vernacular species names are essential to assure efficient communication among scientists under field and laboratory conditions, but also among non-specialists including the public at large. We provide a rationale for recommended vernacular and alternative names for the lesser beaked whale Mesoplodon peruvianus Reyes, Mead...
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As a discipline, marine historical ecology (MHE) has contributed significantly to our understanding of the past state of the marine environment when levels of human impact were often very different from those today. What is less widely known is that insights from MHE have made headway into being applied within the context of present-day and long-te...
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The ICES Working Group on the History of Fish and Fisheries (WGHIST, 2015 -2017) is a forum for interdisciplinary research on social-ecological change in marine and fisheries systems over multi-decadal to multi-century timescales. It comprises a diverse group of researchers including marine biologists, fisheries scientists, historians, and historic...
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Since 2006, the 'VLIZ Alien Species Consortium' has collected data and information on species that were introduced by humans in marine and brackish habitats and have established reproducing populations in the study area. The consortium consists of a network of experts in marine and brackish environments in Belgium, representing more than 22 differe...
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The 21st Century Catch Toolkit is a product of the INTERREG IVa 2 Seas project GIFS (Geography of Inshore Fishing and Sustainability). Work on the GIFS project was completed between January 2012 and September 2014 and was undertaken by a collaboration of six partners from four European countries bordering the Southern North Sea and English Channel...
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In recent years, Europe has invested significantly in marine and maritime research and innovation projects. In the European Commission's seventh framework programme (FP7), 1,250 marine research projects were granted with a total budget of over € 3.4 billion (Personal Communication, EurOcean; Data Source: Marine Knowledge Gate). However, all too oft...
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Publicly reported statistics on the production of fisheries refer to 'landings' as opposed to 'catch'. However, well-informed decisions and evaluation of the impacts of fisheries on ecosystems must be based on total removals, so including the part of the catch that is discarded at sea or not reported as landings. Total removals by Belgian fisheries...
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Understanding the impact of fisheries on the commercial fish stocks requires detailed catch statistics and data on the dynamics of fleet and catch effort, at least before industrial fishing started. Most time-series on the fleet dynamics start after the 1980s, at times when major changes in fleet characteristics had already taken place. In the pres...
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Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) is a complex process that involves various methodologies and stages to achieve results based on sharing knowledge and expertise between scientists, authorities and stakeholders. Recently, European Directives and Recommendations have supported the necessity and adequacy of taking a multidisciplinary approach...
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In Belgium, centralized reporting on landings of sea fisheries at the species level started in 1929. This paper summarizes the process and the results of integrating time-series, based on fragmented and disperse data sources for the period 1929-1999. The resulting database contains data by species (41), by port of landing in Belgium (4) and in 'for...
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The final goal of ICZM in Belgium is a sustainable management of our coast with attention to all its aspects. The development of a set of indicators for the Belgian coast is one of the ways to support policy implementation and evaluation in such a complex matter as sustainable coastal management. At the European level, Belgium has pioneered the dev...
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Marine biological valuation provides a comprehensive concept for assessing the intrinsic value of subzones within a study area. This paper gives an update on the concept of marine biological valuation as described by Derous et al. (2007). This concept was based on a literature review of existing ecological valuation criteria and the consensus reach...
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During the austral summer/autumn of 2001, habitat selection of Peale’s dolphins (Lagenorhynchus Australis) was assessed through a five-month land-based survey in two sectors on the central west coast of the Strait of Magellan, Punta Arenas, Chile. The main objective of this study was to evaluate habitat selection of Peale’s dolphins in relation to...
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Abundance of Commerson‘s dolphin, Cephalorhynchus commersonii (Lacépède 1804), in the eastern portion of the Strait of Magellan was estimated by means of aerial transects in autumn (June 1996). Using a helicopter at 100 m altitude and 129 km h-1, 58 sightings representing 98 animals (average group size Es = 1.7, SD = 0.13) along 818.6 km of linear...
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Abundance of Commerson's dolphin, Cephalorhynchus commersonii (Lacepede 1804), in the eastern portion of the Strait of Magellan was estimated by means of aerial transects in autumn (June 1996). Using a helicopter at 100m altitude and 129 km h(-1), 58 sightings representing 98 animals (average group size Es = 1.7, SD = 0.13) along 818.6 km of linear...
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Since 1974, species of small cetaceans, fur seals, sea lions, sea birds and to some extent sea otters, have been taken deliberately each year for bait in the Chilean artisanal fishery. In recent years, three new trends are contributing to alleviate mortality pressure on marine mammals in Magellanes: a change in fisheries legislation, an increased d...
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1 Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ), InnovOcean site, Wandelaarkaai 7, B-8400 Oostende, Belgium 2 Afdeling Maritieme Toegang, Tavernierkaai 3, B-2000 Antwerpen, Belgium Policy and management of the Scheldt Estuary are a transnational issue which concerns both Flanders and the Netherlands. Since the end of the last century, Flanders and the Netherlan...

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The Working Group on the History of Fish and Fisheries (WGHIST) brings together marine biologists, historians, fisheries scientists, historical ecologists, and paleoecologists working on long-term (multidecadal, centennial, and beyond) changes in the marine environment. ​​​WGHIST offers a unique forum for common work on social-ecological change through time from different geographic regions as well as thematic areas and across disciplines, with the stated purpose of providing insight for current and future science, management, and policy. This includes research outcomes, as well as that on novel data sources, methodological approaches, and successful interdisciplinary work more broadly. Website: http://www.ices.dk/community/groups/Pages/WGHIST.aspx
Archived project
I worked on the evaluation of the non-market benefits of Inshore Fishing. We organized a choice experiment study to evaluate these non-market benefits.