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Report on meta-analyses of gear selectivity data in terms of gear design parameters, and of the verticaldistribution of fish as they enter trawls; sensitivity analysis of predictive methods to estimate selectivity for data poorspecies, and economic model to evaluate impact of selectivegears at vessel level

Selection by the codend has been the subject of much research over the past thirty years, with trials in artisanal and industrial fisheries around the world. These studies typically test only a few gears,…
Authors:
Barry O’Neill, Struan Noble

Deliverable:
3.2
Pages:
31
Year:
2017

Initial avoidance manuals by case study including tactical, strategic and gear based approaches agreed by scientists and fishers.

Skippers, owner/skippers and shore based managers representing a wide range of fisheries and countries (Ireland, Denmark, Spain-the Balearics, France-Eastern Channel, Greece-North Aegean Sea, and Portugal-Azores) were interviewed regarding their views…
Authors:
Dave Reid

Deliverable:
D4.1
Pages:
40
Year:
2017

Year 2 of the Landing Obligation: key issues in Mediterranean Fisheries. Policy Brief No. 2

The second Policy Brief provides an overview of the current status of the Landing Obligation in the Mediterranean. It summarises stakeholder experiences and concerns and highlights emerging barriers and opportunities with regard…
Authors:
Fitzpatrick, Mike; Quetglas, Toni; Frangoudes, Katia; Nielsen, Kåre Nolde

Deliverable:
7.2
Pages:
17
Year:
2017
Publication ID:
DOI

Report containing identification and recommendations on innovative, applicable and practical solutions for on-board handling of unavoidable unwanted catches

The work presented in this report focuses on the four previously mentioned fleet types that provide a relatively good cross-section of important EU fleets that are to be heavily affected…
Authors:
Jónas R. Viðarsson, Marvin I. Einarsson and Sigurður Ö. Ragnarsson

Deliverable:
D5.2
Pages:
69
Year:
2016
Publication ID:
DOI

Year 1 of the Landing Obligation: key issues from the Baltic and Pelagic fisheries. Policy Brief No. 1

This DiscardLess policy brief focuses on initial experiences with implementation of the Landing Obligation in the Baltic and Pelagic fisheries. It summarises the discard plans in these fisheries, presents stakeholder…
Authors:
Mike Fitzpatrick, Kåre Nolde Nielsen

Deliverable:
D7.1
Pages:
14
Year:
2016
Publication ID:
DOI

Diagnosis of the inventory of the generated unavoidable unwanted catch

Identification and analysis of current and expected supplies of unavoidable, unwanted catches (UUC) once the landing obligation has been implemented. The analysis includes a review of historical discards data, on…
Authors:
Jónas R. Viðarsson (MATIS, Beneficiary 19), Bruno Iñarra, Begoña Pérez-Villarreal (AZTI, Beneficiary 23), and Erling Larsen (DTU Aqua, Beneficiary 1)

Deliverable:
D6.1
Pages:
73
Year:
2015
Publication ID:
DOI

Report on current practices in the handling of unavoidable, unwanted catches

The objective of this deliverable is to present basic back-ground information on discard mitigation issues and the available tools for battling the discard problem. Most of the discard issues and…
Authors:
Jonas R. Viðarsson, Þorlákur Guðjónsson, Sigríður Sigurðardóttir

Deliverable:
D5.1
Pages:
75
Year:
2015

Appropriate economic and social criteria to evaluate the Discard Mitigation Strategies and the defined management scenarios

Economic and social indicators (D2.2) :  in D2.2, the economic and social criteria to evaluate discard mitigation strategies are identified. These criteria can be divided in three groups: changes in…
Authors:
Katia Frangoudes, Jordi Guillen

Deliverable:
D2.2
Pages:
24
Year:
2015
Publication ID:
DOI

Identification of standard ecosystem evaluation criteria for the assessment of the Discard Mitigation Strategies

Ecological indicators (D1.2) : In D1.2, DiscardLess defined the criteria and indicators to be used in determining the effects of discards on marine ecosystems. The indicators have been developed to…
Authors:
Telmo Morato, Marie Savina

Deliverable:
D1.2
Pages:
19
Year:
2015
Publication ID:
DOI

Report on the available economic data related to discard, on bio-economic fishery models, on the current knowledge on discard incentives, perception, attitudes and resulting fisher behaviour and on knowledge gaps for all case studies fisheries

Fishery scale (D2.1): D2.1 is a review of knowledge base of the economic and social aspects of and incentives to discarding. The review is based on (i) a literature survey…
Authors:
Hans Frost, Ayoe Hoff and Peder Andersen

Deliverable:
D2.1
Pages:
99
Year:
2015
Publication ID:
DOI

Review on the current effect of discarding on fish stocks and marine ecosystems; on data, knowledge and models of discarding

Ecosystem-scale (D1.1) :  Discarding of aquatic organisms is a global problem in the world’s fisheries. The present document attempts to understand why discarding occurs, how discarding can be reduced, the…
Authors:
Jordan Feekings, Marie Savina and Clara Ulrich

Deliverable:
D1.1
Pages:
66
Year:
2015