DiscardLess will help provide the knowledge, tools and technologies as well as the involvement of the stakeholders to achieve the gradual elimination of discarding. These will be integrated into Discard Mitigation Strategies (DMS) proposing cost-effective solutions at all stages of the seafood supply chain.
The first focus is on preventing the unwanted catches from ever being caught.
The second focus is on making best use of the unavoidable unwanted catch.
DiscardLess will evaluate the impacts of discarding on the marine environment, on the economy, and across the wider society. We will evaluate these impacts before, during and after the implementation of the landing obligation, allowing comparison between intentions and outcomes.
110 stakeholders and Scientists met in Rome on 9-10 March 2017 around the topic ”What can Science do to help with the Landing Obligation?”
Our FAO 2017 conference programme is being finalized and we have already composed a draft, which has been made available here.
The DiscardLess meeting will meet in FAO Headquarters in Rome, on 7-10 March 2017.
In the week 6-10 March 2017, DiscardLess will organize an open meeting, marking the first half of the project.