LogoDiscardLess Strategies for the gradual elimination of discards in European fisheries

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 of the Landing Obligation and discard reduction. This is important as the views of other stakeholders such as industry and NGOs are readily available in published position statements while the views of managers can only really be obtained by interview and an analysis of actual management actions.

These tools can be seen as one of a suite of approaches which can be taken, along with technical or gear-based and tactical or individual behavioural approaches but in this case they may be employed by managers either at the European, regional, national or industry organisational level.

Mike Fitzpatrick, Katia Frangoudes, David Reid