EU-wide monitoring methods and systems of surveillance for species and habitats of Community interest
A research project funded by the European Union 
Participatory Monitoring Networks in Europe

1. Name of Organisation:
Danish Amateur Fishermen's Association
1a. Your e-mail:
2. Organisation address:
Vagn Gram, chair DK 5600 Faaborg Denmark; Erik Kruse Kristensen, secretary Cedervænget 6 DK 9210 Aalborg Denmark; Environmental advisor Ole G. Norden Andersen Store Roerbaekvej 55 DK 3650 Oelstyke Denmark
2a. Country:  
Denmark
3. What geographical area does your organisation cover?
An area within a country Sea
A country DK 
Other countries
4. When did your organisation start?
1978
5. How many paid staff are in your organisation?
None
6a. Can members of the public (ordinary people) join your organisation?
Yes
6b. If Yes, how many members of the public (ordinary people) currently belong to your organisation?
More than 1000: 3500
6c. Do members of the public who have joined your organisation pay a membership fee?
Yes
6d. If some members do not have to pay a fee, please explain why
7a. What aspects of biodiversity your organisation monitors?
Species
Insects Amphibians Fish Birds Mammals Plants Reptiles
Habitats
Other
7b. Please provide a brief description of your organisation's biodiversity monitoring activities.
Regular registration of fish caught in at least one of the fyke nets or gill nets that amateur fishermen are permitted to use.
8. How long has your organisation carried out biodiversity monitoring activities?
9. Are any of your organisation's monitoring activities carried out in collaboration with another organisation/s?
Yes
10. If Yes, please give the name(s) of the organisation(s)
Danish Institute for Fisheries Research
11. Do you supply or pass on your monitoring data to other organisations?
Yes
12. If Yes, please give the name of the organisation(s)
Danish Institute for Fisheries Research
13. Are your monitoring data published in a regular report?
14. Are the report(s) available on the internet?
No
14b. Internet address of report(s):
15. Do volunteers contribute to your organisation's monitoring activities?
Yes
16. Do volunteers have to be members?
Yes
17. Please estimate the proportion of your organisation's biodiversity monitoring data that is provided by:
(a) Your organisation's staff 0 % 
(b) Volunteers who are members 100 % 
(c) Volunteers who are not members 0 % 
TOTAL 100 % 
18. How long has your organisation used volunteers to assist with monitoring activities?
3-5 years
19. What biodiversity monitoring information does your organisation ask volunteers to collect? Please list this information:
Numbers and size of fish caught
20. Does your organisation have enough volunteers for its biodiversity monitoring?
No
21. If no, please explain why
Don’t know. Guess they think it is too much bother.
22. What do you think motivates people to contribute to your organisation's biodiversity monitoring schemes (e.g. hands-on experience)? Please list:
1. They might be able to catch more fish in future 2. Pure interest
23. What methods does your organisation use to recruit volunteers?
Articles (newspapers, magazines etc.) Advertisements in newspapers, magazines etc.
Internet/e-mail Invitations sent through the post
Word of mouth Open days, workshops, activity days
Radio/T.V. Other
24. Do volunteers receive any financial support (i.e. expense payments)?
Yes
25. What proportion of volunteers have formal environmental training? (e. g. field courses, university degree in biology, ecology etc.)
Less than 25%
26a. Does your organisation provide any training for volunteers?
Yes
26b. If Yes, please describe what training is given to volunteers.
Only directions for reporting received from Danish Institute for Fisheries Research
27a. Does your organisation validate the data received from volunteers?
No
27b. If yes, how are the data validated?
No, that is done by Danish Institute for Fisheries Research
28. Does your organisation provide feedback to volunteers who contribute to your organisations monitoring activities?
No
Additional comments:
No, that is done by Danish Institute for Fisheries Research
 

 
 Contract number: 006463