Maarten Soetaert

Maarten Soetaert
Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research | ILVO · Department of Fisheries and Aquatic Production

MS Bio engineering in Environmental Technologies

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August 2011 - December 2015
Ghent University
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  • PhD Student

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Publications (33)
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Electric stimulation was used in the North Sea beam trawl fishery for common sole to reduce its environmental impact. Because electrical stimulation may cause internal injuries in fish, a laboratory experiment was conducted to study the effect of pulse exposure on lesser sandeel (Ammodytes tobianus) and greater sandeel (Hyperoplus lanceolatus), imp...
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Beam trawls are widely used in European waters to target flatfish, in particular sole (Solea solea) and produce a substantial amount of discards. Tickler chains used to chase flatfish from the seabed have considerable adverse impacts on the ecosystem. Since 2010, innovative electrified beam trawls – pulse trawls – have been used in the North Sea to...
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Electrical pulse trawling is an alternative to conventional beam trawling for common sole (Solea solea), with the potential for higher revenues and less impact on the marine ecosystem. Concerns exist, however, that benthic invertebrates might be seriously affected by pulse fishing. Even if direct injuries and mortality were limited, changes in beha...
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Supplementary material 6 belonging to: Boute et al. 2021. Effects of electrical pulse stimulation on behaviour and survival of marine benthic invertebrates. Front. Mar. Sci. 7, 592650. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.592650
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Supplementary material 2 belonging to: Boute et al. 2021. Effects of electrical pulse stimulation on behaviour and survival of marine benthic invertebrates. Front. Mar. Sci. 7, 592650. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.592650
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Supplementary material 3 belonging to: Boute et al. 2021. Effects of electrical pulse stimulation on behaviour and survival of marine benthic invertebrates. Front. Mar. Sci. 7, 592650. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.592650
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Supplementary material 5 belonging to: Boute et al. 2021. Effects of electrical pulse stimulation on behaviour and survival of marine benthic invertebrates. Front. Mar. Sci. 7, 592650. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.592650
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Supplementary material 1 belonging to: Boute et al. 2021. Effects of electrical pulse stimulation on behaviour and survival of marine benthic invertebrates. Front. Mar. Sci. 7, 592650. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.592650
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Supplementary material 4 belonging to: Boute et al. 2021. Effects of electrical pulse stimulation on behaviour and survival of marine benthic invertebrates. Front. Mar. Sci. 7, 592650. doi: 10.3389/fmars.2020.592650
Technical Report
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This report presents the results of a four year research project “Impact Assessment Pulse trawl Fishery (IAPF)“ on the biological and ecological effects of electric pulse trawls used in the fishery for North Sea common sole (Solea solea).
Technical Report
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The Working Group on Electrical Trawling (WGELECTRA), works on improving knowledge of the effects of electrical or pulse fishing on the marine environment. In this report the group provide details of ongoing work including preliminary results, upcoming research projects, and possibilities for international collaboration and scientific publications....
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Electricity can be used to facilitate fish and invertebrate capture in both marine and freshwater environments. In freshwaters, electrofishing is largely used for research or management purposes. In marine environments electrofishing is principally used in the form of electrotrawling for the commercial capture of fishes and benthic invertebrates, i...
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WGELECTRA chaired by Adriaan Rijnsdorp (the Netherlands) and Maarten Soetaert (Belgium) met from 17-19 April 2018 at Wageningen Marine Research, Haringkade 1, IJmuiden, the Netherlands. The working group was attended by 17 participants from five countries to address the request for advice from the Netherlands to compare the ecological and environme...
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WGELECTRA met three times (22–24/10/2014; 10–12/11/2015, and 17–19/01/2017) to discuss the ongoing research projects in Belgium, the Netherlands, and Germany and provide an overview of the state of the art knowledge of the ecological effects. Pulse trawls are used in the North Sea fishery for flatfish and brown shrimp. The shrimp pulse applies a lo...
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Pulse trawling is the most promising alternative to conventional beam trawls targeting Sole Solea solea (also known as Solea vulgaris), but due to the electric fields created by electrotrawls spinal injuries are reported in gadoid round fishes such as Atlantic Cod Gadus morhua. This study aimed to investigate the variability in the occurrence of el...
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Benthos release panels (BRPs) are known for their capacity to release large amounts of unwanted benthos and debris, which can decrease mortality on these animals and eases the on board sorting process aboard demersal beam trawlers. They can reduce the bycatch of undersized fish, which is desired once the European discard ban is implemented. However...
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Under the " high survival " exemption of the European landing obligation or discard ban, monitoring vitality and survival of European flatfish becomes relevant to a discard-intensive beam trawl fishery. The reflex action mortality predictor (RAMP) method may be useful in this context. It involves scoring for the presence or absence of natural anima...
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Pulse trawling is currently the best available alternative to beam trawling in the brown shrimp Crangon crangon and Sole Solea solea (also known as Solea vulgaris) fisheries. To evaluate the effect of repetitive exposure to electrical fields, brown shrimp were exposed to the commercial electrodes and pulse settings used to catch brown shrimp (shrim...
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Vibrio tapetis is primarily known as the causative agent for brown ring disease in bivalves, although it has been isolated from cultivated fish during mortalities on farms. Here we describe the first isolation of V. tapetis from wild-caught and subsequently captive-held Dover sole (Solea solea). Pathological features consisted of multifocal circula...
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Brown shrimps are caught with bottom trawls, as is the case for 90% of all demersal fish, shell and crustacean landings in the North Sea. These demersal trawl fisheries are known to produce large amounts of discards and to disturb the seafloor habitat of benthic organisms. This results in severe ecosystem damage and the indirect reduction of quota...
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Pulse trawling is currently the most promising alternative for conventional beam trawls targeting sole and shrimp, meeting both the fisher's aspirations and the need for more environmentally friendly fishing techniques. Before electrotrawling can be further developed and implemented on a wider scale, however, more information is needed about the ef...
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In trawl fisheries, beam trawls with tickler chains, chain mats or bobbin ropes are used to target flatfish or shrimp. High fuel consumption, seabed disturbance and high discard rates are well-known disadvantages of this fishing technique. These shortcomings are increasingly gaining international public and political attention, especially with the...
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In this experiment a toal of 83 adult cod were exposed, 53 specimen were exposed at 60 V and 30 specimen twice above the maximum commercially applied amplitude (120 V). In 5 cases vertebral injuries occurred of which 4 at 120 V and a single one at 60 V. When the type of stimulus is taken in account this single injury at 60 V amplitude represents an...
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Fig. S1. APA removal as a function of time during 7 days incubation of ABIL biomass (0.75 g VSS l‐1) in minimal medium supplemented with 1 mg APA l‐1. To examine sorption of APA to the biomass, heat‐inactivated biomass was incubated in a control experiment (0.75 g VSS l‐1). Results from a biomass‐free control in the minimal medium are also shown. T...
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Diclofenac is one of the most commonly detected pharmaceuticals in wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) effluents and the receiving water bodies. In this study, biogenic Pd nanoparticles ('bio-Pd') were successfully applied in a microbial electrolysis cell (MEC) for the catalytic reduction of diclofenac. Hydrogen gas was produced in the cathodic compa...
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To decrease the load of pharmaceuticals to the environment, decentralized wastewater treatment has been proposed for important point-sources such as hospitals. In this study, a microbial electrolysis cell (MEC) was used for the dehalogenation of the iodinated X-ray contrast medium diatrizoate. The presence of biogenic palladium nanoparticles (bio-P...

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