We work in close cooperation and constant exchange with our sister project MGF-Ostsee, which started at the same time under the leadership of the Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde (project leader: Prof. Dr. Klaus Jürgens, coordinator: Dr. Christina Schmidt).

In regular, joint meetings, results from both projects are discussed in order to gain a comprehensive insight into the effects of mobile bottom-contact fishing in the North Sea and Baltic Sea ecosystems, to identify regional differences and to develop a monitoring concept that best captures the subsequent changes due to fisheries exclusion.