Welcome to the third newsletter of DiscardLess! We are approaching the end of the first half of the project, which we will celebrate in March 2017.
In this newsletter, we have summarised the main results achieved so far after 20 months of research. These are presented according to the various themes and topics which form the backbone of our project. They will also be presented in more details at the conference.
I wish you a pleasant reading and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!
The DiscardLess project has already turned its first year! The partners met in Boulogne-sur-Mer, France during the first week of March 2016, to review the progresses achieved during this first period, and to prepare the work for the second year. An open meeting with several stakeholders and managers from the Eastern Channel fishing area was also held, to exchange on the scientific and technical knowledge needed for the implementation of the landing obligation – see the video of the meeting and the minutes of the open meeting in our Videos section.
A lot of work has been done by all partners during this first year, spanning over many different fields of science across the various areas. In order to synthetize and convey this work, we have produced an informal overview for each of our case studies. All these overviews document our progresses following a common template, although the content may vary in length and level of details. We are also continuously expanding and updating the information available on our website.
Below you will find links to the different case studies. You can also see an overview along with individual briefs in our Where do we work? section.
We hope that these overviews will be useful, do not hesitate to contact us for further information!
Welcome to the first DiscardLess newsletter. The project started a bit more than 8 months ago, on March 1st, 2015. There are a lot of good things going on, and activities are developing according to the workplan. But these are not always directly released and available to the public, so we are therefore sending a brief overview of what has been done so far and what is on the way. Our website, http://www.discardless.eu is also expanding now, and will be updated regularly when new material comes in.
The project was officially launched during its Kick-Off meeting in April 2015, that was held in connection with the conference on the Landings Obligation (LO) organised by the SINAVAL Fair in Bilbao. This was an occasion for numerous and fruitful meetings with a large diversity of stakeholders and policy makers. Since then, we have used our time in gathering and sharing data and knowledge across geographical areas and disciplines, and we have also engaged in a number of tasks… Following is a brief update on each of our Work Packages. We look forward to meet with you again throughout our project.
Clara Ulrich, DTU Aqua, Denmark
The DiscardLess leaflet is a small introduction to the collaborative research being done, in order to eliminate discards in European fisheries.
In this leaflet you will find information about the DiscardLess research project, the work packages and timeline, the consortium and contact information.
See "Extra files" below for a version in Spanish.