DiscardLess Strategies for the gradual elimination of discards in European fisheries

-Researchers and stakeholders working together to reduce discards in European fisheries-

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.

Researchers and stakeholders working together to reduce discards in European fisheries



  • Key issues in Mediterranean Fisheries

    Our latest deliverable (7.2) “Year 2 of the Landing Obligation. Policy Brief No. 2” is now available on our website.

    Key issues in Mediterranean Fisheries

  • The first modules of the DiscardLess ToolBox are open online

    The Discardless DMS toolbox (Discard Mitigation Strategies ToolBox) aims to gather , synthetize and disseminate the knowledge produced by the DiscardLess project in a single repository freely accessible online. The…

    The first modules of the DiscardLess ToolBox are open online

  • DiscardLess Stakeholders Conference in FAO

    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?”

    DiscardLess Stakeholders Conference in FAO


  • FAO programme draft

    Our FAO 2017 conference programme is being finalized and we have already composed a draft, which has been made available here.

    FAO programme draft




  • Key issues from the Baltic and Pelagic fisheries

    ​Our latest deliverable (D7.1) “Year 1 of the Landing Obligation: key issues from the Baltic and Pelagic fisheries. Policy Brief No. 1.” is now available on our website.

    Key issues from the Baltic and Pelagic fisheries