Partner 2: DLO - Foundation for Agriculture Research (The Netherlands)

Institute for Marine Ressources and Ecosystem Studies Research, IMARES, is part of the legal entity DLO. IMARES ( specialises in strategic and applied marine ecological research with a focus on Marine Living Resource Management. Approximately 220 experts work on (inter)national projects for public and private sectors. The institute has modern research facilities, and is ISO 17025:2005 accredited for chemical and eco-toxicological laboratory activities. Within IMARES the aquaculture department conducts research on intensive fish culture in various systems for more than 20 years.

The Department of Aquaculture has extensive expertise in fish reproduction of different species, diet evaluations and fish welfare, and internationally recognized as a specialist in intensive eel culture in RAS, including technological, biological and economical aspects. IMARES is a leading institute in analysis of population dynamics of European eel and eel culture on national and international level. The Department of Fisheries and Department of Ecology & Environment are involved in population dynamics of eel and research dealing with the contamination of Eel. The Department of Ecology & Environment has gained international recognition for its development of methods for the analysis of organic contaminants.

Tasks inside the project

DLO will be involved in contamination effects in broodstock fishes (WP 2). 

Project participant and relevant experience regarding major tasks

Dr. Michiel Kotterman has a broad experience in the analysis of environmental persistent organic contaminants such as PCBs, dioxins, brominated flame retardants as well as metals in both biota (fish, mussels) and sediments. He has experience from the FP5 EU project STAMPS, the FP6 EU project BIOTOX (514074), and the FP6 EU project: Modelkey. He manages national biomonitoring programmes (in sweet and coastal waters with fish and mussels) with the focus on bioaccumulation processes.

Relevant publications

Korytár, P., Danielsson, C., Leonards, P.E.G., Haglund, P., de Boer, J., Brinkman, U.A.Th. (2004) Separation of seventeen 2,3,7,8-substituted polychlorinated dibenzo-p-dioxins, and dibenzofurans and twelve dioxin-like polychlorinated biphenyls by comprehensive two-dimensional gas chromatography with electron captive detection. J. Chromatogr. A 1038, pp. 189-199.

Kotterman, M., Hoek, M. and R. Jongbloed (2007). Alternative for biological monitoring of contaminants in eel. Report C090/07 for the Dutch Institute for Inland Water Management and Waste Water Treatment.
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