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WP5 presentation from IIFET

WP5 presentation from IIFET

This WP5 presentation concerns the follwing aspects of the DiscardLess project:

  • General presentation of DiscardLess Cluster of WP 5+6
  • “on board handling”
  • Experience from other areas
  • Regional projects
  • Challenges in the cluster 

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"WP5 presentation from IIFET"
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Authors:
Erling P. Larsen
Topic:
WP5
Organisation:
DiscardLess
Place:
IIFET
Year:
2016

The EU landing obligation and its impact on discard data

The EU landing obligation and its impact on discard data

The recent reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) of the European Union (EU) introduced a Landing Obligation (LO) for all EU fishing vessels for certain species and fisheries starting from 2015. Its introduction is one of the most significant reform elements in the new CFP, and represents a fundamental shift in the management approach to EU fisheries. Its primary objective is to reduce unwanted catch (European Union, 2013), while at the same time to promote sustainable fisheries by reducing fishing mortality of animals of low commercial value sizes and species.

In this presentation from IFOMC 2016 Lisa Borges explains the results from surveying the LO one year after implementation.

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"The EU landing obligation and its impact on discard data"
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Authors:
Lisa Borges
Topic:
Discard ban, management policy, European fisheries
Organisation:
DiscardLess
Place:
IFOMC
Year:
2016

The landings obligation in view of different management regimes

The landings obligation in view of different management regimes

Using a simple two-fleet two-species bio-economic model (ToyFish) to illustrate relative economic trade-offs of introducing the landings obligation in fisheries managed with ITQs.

The results of this generic model will point:

  1. towards possible trends in economic outcomes of fisheries under the landings obligation
  2. detail the understanding of the results of more complex case specific models 


"The landings obligation in view of different management regimes"
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Authors:
Hans Frost, Ayoe Hoff
Topic:
Economic trade-offs in regard to the landing obligation
Organisation:
University of Copenhagen
Place:
IIFET Conference
Year:
2016

Estimating total fisheries discards in an oceanic archipelago of the NE Atlantic

Estimating total fisheries discards in an oceanic archipelago of the NE Atlantic

This session will describe recent efforts to estimate global fisheries discards that are part of an overall project driven by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations to update its 2005 global fisheries discards estimate. Presenters will provide information about how discards are estimated and reported on parts of the world including the United States, Australia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. This session also will describe recent efforts to address bycatch of marine mammals, sea turtles, and seabirds through regulatory efforts and modified fishing gear. Overall, this session should be interested to fisheries professionals who would like to learn about how problematic discards are identified, assessed, and mitigated


"Estimating total fisheries discards in an oceanic archipelago of the NE Atlantic"
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Authors:
Laurence Fauconnet, Christopher Pham, Angela Canha, Pedro Afonso, Frederic Vandeperre, Miguel Machete, Dalia Reis, João Pereira, Telmo Morato
Topic:
Overview of discard situation in the Azores
Organisation:
IMAR - University of Azores
Place:
Azores
Year:
2016

Fully documented fisheries – is remote electronic monitoring the future tool in fisheries control?

Fully documented fisheries – is remote electronic monitoring the future tool in fisheries control?

Control measures for compliance with the Landing Obligation can be done by use of Remote Electronic Monitoring (REM) systems with closed-circuit television (CCTV). REM together with Catch Quota Management (CQM) has been tested in Denmark since 2010. 


"Fully documented fisheries"
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Authors:
Kristian S. Plet-Hansen, Clara Ulrich, Hans J. Olesen, Lars O. Mortensen, Heiðrikur Bergsson
Topic:
Remote Electronic Monitoring in fisheries
Organisation:
DTU
Year:
2016

The use of light cables to modify the behaviour of fish in the mouth of demersal trawls

The use of light cables to modify the behaviour of fish in the mouth of demersal trawls

Experimental fishing trials with fibre optic light lines on the leading edge of a separator panel have been carried out. The results show that the light lines used in this position can influence the behaviour of a number of species during the night, however, the effect is small so far and probably not so useful from a commercial point of view.


"Sea Trials"
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Authors:
Keith Summerbell and Finbarr G O’Neill
Topic:
Trawl fisheries
Organisation:
Marine Scotland Science - The Scottish Government
Place:
Scotland
Year:
2015

H2020 Discardless (2015-2019)

H2020 Discardless (2015-2019)

What can science do to help with the Landing Obligation?

The EU Landings Obligation: An ambitous Policy tha may impact the fishing industry in the short-term.

Q: How can science help mitigate such impacts, and so support the successful implementation of the policy?

A: Science cannot forces changes, but Science gathers and shares useful knowledge to inform changes! 

 

Discardless: Multidisciplinary Science that aims to: 

  • Understand the economic, biological and social drivers and impacts of discard
  • Propose a set of cost-effective Discard Mitigation Strategies: the DMS ToolBox.


"Discardless Overview"
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Authors:
Clara Ulrich
Topic:
Discardless Project
Organisation:
DTU
Year:
2015
Publication ID:
DOI

Selectivity through target-based management

Selectivity through target-based management

This presentation is from the EU Parliament hearing on selectivity, 13 April 2015.

The presentation will adress issues such as improvements in selectivity based on both technical development and other measures, with a focus on fishing gear.


"Selectivity through target-based management"
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Authors:
Ulrich, Clara
Topic:
improvements in selectivity
Organisation:
DiscardLess, Danish Institute of Aquatic Resources
Place:
Brussels - Altiero Spinelli (ASP) 5E2
Year:
2015

What can science do to help with the landing obligation?

What can science do to help with the landing obligation?

This presentation attempts to answer questions regarding the implementation of the EU Regulation on Landing Obligation (LO).

The presentation was held at Sinaval Eurofishing conference, 2015.
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"What can science do to help with the landing obligation?"
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Authors:
Ulrich, Clara
Topic:
Landing Obligation in the new Common Fisheries Policy
Organisation:
DiscardLess, Danish Institute of Aquatic Resources
Place:
Bilbao, Spain
Year:
2015

Theme session L – Science-industry partnerships

Theme session L – Science-industry partnerships

The arena of fisheries and ocean management is becoming ever more complex with the inclusion of broader objectives, more stringent legislative targets and increased competition for marine space. Under these circumstances, the amalgamation of the fishers’s experiential knowledge of marine ecosystems and the knowledge scientists have gained by data analysis and experimentation makes collaboration between fishing industry and science partners particularly valuable. Alliances are forming between agency, industry and management experts to improve the efficiency and utility of data collection, to jointly frame research hypotheses and to carry out pilot implementation trials.

The presentation was held at ICES Annual Science Conference 2015.
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"Theme session L"
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Authors:
Clara Ulrich, John Manderson, Mike Fitzpatrick, Richard Robins
Topic:
The value of cooperative research in fisheries and marine management
Organisation:
ICES Annual Science Conference
Place:
DGI, Copenhagen, Denmark
Year:
2015