Energy consumption in the Danish fishery

Mikkel Thrane

Publikation: Working paperForskning


Previous studies based on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) in Denmark and Sweden have shown that the fishery is the environmental "hot spot" in the life cycle of fish products. Within the fishery, fuel consumption is one of the most important factors addressed by LCA. The present study reveals that there are great differences in the fuel consumption between fisheries targeting ground or shellfish and those targeting pelagic or industrial fish.
StatusUdgivet - 2003


  • energy
  • Denmark
  • fishery
  • LCA
  • Life Cycle Assessment
  • environment
  • fuel consumption
  • fishing gear
  • sea floor
  • resource management