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Fourth policy brief on guidelines for the implementation of the discard policy in European regions

This Policy Brief provides an overview of the current status, initial experiences, barriers, and opportunities with regard to applying the LO in mixed demersal fisheries in the North Sea, North…
Authors:
Mike Fitzpatrick and Kåre Nolde Nielsen

Deliverable:
7.7
Pages:
29
Year:
2019

Synthesis of Discards Mitigation Strategies by Case Study

This deliverable provides an overview of the various Discard Mitigation Strategies (DMS) that have been analysed and investigated in the various case studies. The DMSs are proposed and examined as…
Authors:
Clara Ulrich

Deliverable:
7.6
Pages:
145
Year:
2019

Validation of final solution(s) for best use of unavoidable unwanted catches

This document is the fifth deliverable in work package six (WP6) of the DiscardLess project, which aims to contribute to the gradual elimination of the discards in the European fisheries,…
Authors:
Bruno Iñarra, Erling Larsen and Jónas R. Viðarsson

Deliverable:
6.5
Pages:
55
Year:
2019

Economic feasibility study for the best use of unavoidable unwanted catches, avoiding creating incentives to the fisheries

This document is the fourth deliverable in work package six (WP6) of the DiscardLess project, which aims to contribute to the gradual elimination of the discards in the European fisheries,…
Authors:
Erling Larsen, Bruno Iñarra, Irene Peral

Deliverable:
6.4
Pages:
37
Year:
2019

Report on the automatic system for by-catches quantification and classification and the battery of specific fluorescent DNA probes

This document is the third deliverable in work package six (WP6) of the DiscardLess project, which aims to contribute to the gradual elimination of the discards in the European fisheries,…
Authors:
Angela Melado, Idoia Olabarrieta, Alberto González de Zarate, Miguel Angel Pardo, Bruno Iñarra

Deliverable:
6.3
Pages:
39
Year:
2018

Report on the effect of light lines on fish behaviour, and on the light line and circle hook experiments

Report Highlights Proto type light-emitting devices for use on trawl fishing gears have been developed and tested Laboratory experiments investigating the behavioural response of haddock and cod to light of…
Authors:
Barry O’ Neill, Dan Watson and Laurence Fauconnet

Deliverable:
3.4
Pages:
22
Year:
2018

Report on changes in indicators of economic impact and in qualitative evaluation of potential social impact of the landing obligation over the course of the project

Report Highlights and key results LO implementation was negatively criticised by fishers. Fishers perceive LO as top down decision responding to the interest of other economic sectors or lobby forces.…
Authors:
Katia Frangoudes

Deliverable:
2.4
Pages:
31
Year:
2019

Final fishery scale models and results of scenarios (baseline, alternative management scenarios and DMS scenarios)

This deliverable presents the results of the bio-economic modelling assessments carried out under tasks 2.3 and 2.4. Task 2.3 covered the choice and initial parametrisation of relevant bio-economic models for…
Authors:
Ayoe Hoff, Hans Frost

Deliverable:
2.3
Pages:
130
Year:
2818

Changes in fish stocks and sensitive components over the course of the project

The Common Fisheries Policy of the European Union was reformed in 2013 to improve the conservation of marine biological resources and the viability of the fishing sector and reduce unsustainable…
Authors:
David Reid, Antoni Quetglas, Beatriz Guijarro, Enric Massutí, Sandrine Vaz, Angelique Jadaud, Marianne Robert, Youen Vermard, Telmo Morato, Laurence Fauconnet, Pedro Afonso, Eider Andonegi, Raul Prellezo, Clara Ulrich, Lisa Borges, Neill Campbell, Athanasios Tsikliras, George Triantaphyllidis, Ioanna Argyrou

Deliverable:
1.4
Pages:
93
Year:
2019

Final ecosystem-scale models results of scenarios (baseline, alternative management scenarios and DMS scenarios)

Potential consequences of implementing the EU Landing Obligation on marine ecosystems can be listed in two categories: Food shortage: Reduction in the discard flow may lead to a food shortage…
Authors:
Marie Savina, Raphael Girardin, Sigrid Lehuta, Morgane Travers, Toni Quetglas, Robin Cook, Michael Heath, George Triantaphyllidis, Athanassios Tsikliras, Telmo Morato, Ambre Soszynski, Eider Andonegi, Didier Gascuel

Deliverable:
1.3
Year:
2019

Experiences with implementation of the Landing Obligation in mixed demersal fisheries in the North Sea, North Western and South Western waters

This Policy Brief provides an overview of the current status, initial experiences, barriers, and opportunities with regard to applying the LO in mixed demersal fisheries in the North Sea, North…
Authors:
Mike Fitzpatrick, Kåre Nolde Nielsen

Deliverable:
7.5
Pages:
18
Year:
2019

Good practice for implementing discard policies elsewhere

This report presents and discusses experience with implementing discard polices based on four lines of work. First, a comparative examination was conducted of selected cases worldwide where discard bans have…
Authors:
Kåre Nielsen, Lisa Borges, Nadine Jacques, Daniel Holland, Mike Fitzpatrick

Deliverable:
7.4
Pages:
28
Year:
2019

The Managers story – incentives for discard mitigation and Landing Obligation compliance

The overall rationale behind this deliverable is to clarify the views of managers in the DiscardLess case studies on which management measures or tools they favour with regards to implementation…
Authors:
Mike Fitzpatrick, Katia Frangoudes, David Reid

Deliverable:
4.4
Pages:
39
Year:
2019

Report on the 3D drawings and cost-benefit tools developed for Icelandic, North Sea and Bay of Biscay case studies

The Common Fisheries Policy of the EU is currently implementing a landing obligation, which will require fishermen to land all catches that are subjected to catch limits (with some minor…
Authors:
Viðarsson, Jonas; Ragnarsson, Sigurður; Einarsson, Marvin Ingi; Sævarsson, Birgir; Sævarsdóttir, Rakel; Szymczak, Piotr

Deliverable:
5.4
Pages:
36
Year:
2017
Publication ID:
DOI

“Challenge” experiments in a compiled cluster report and final avoidance manual

This Deliverable is principally intended to provide the results of the three “Challenge” trials carried out under Task 4.2 the Fisherman’s story – “challenge” experiments. As the “challenges” included both…
Authors:
David Reid

Deliverable:
4.2
Pages:
84
Year:
2017
Publication ID:
DOI

Conflicts and trade-offs in implementing the CFP discard policy

The introduction of the Landing Obligation (LO) is one of the most significant reform elements in the 2013 Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). In order to assess how the LO performs…
Authors:
Lisa Borges, Kåre Nielsen, Katia Frangoudes, Claire Armstrong, Melania Borit

Deliverable:
7.3
Pages:
60
Year:
2018
Publication ID:
DOI

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
Publication ID:
DOI

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; George Triantaphyllidis

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
Publication ID:
DOI

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