JAMMERBUGT IN BALANCE
Project periode: 01.05 2016 – 01.05 2021
Jammerbugt in balance is a VELUX foundations supported project concentrated on the coastal fishing in Thorupstrand (in Jammerbugt) and the sea of Skagerrak. The project combines biological and anthropological research on fishing, fishing communities, gear types, sea habitats and the effects of fishing gear with the development of practical knowledge and actions undertaken with the aim to develop and support the coastal fishing in Jammerbugt – from the process of developing and constructing new wooden fishing boats and the catching of fish, to the sale and branding of high quality fish caught with low impact fishing gear types.
The project gathers and develops knowledge about the environmental effects of fishing and the organisational structures of the coastal fishing community of Jammerbugt with the aim of creating an example of sustainable, low impact fishing through environmental and economic investments and research. The vision of the project is to develop a resilient coastal community based on the life-modes of the small-scale fishery in a long-term, sustainable interaction with a rich maritime plant- and animal community.