LogoDiscardLess Strategies for the gradual elimination of discards in European fisheries

The first modules of the DiscardLess ToolBox are open online

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 preliminary version of the ToolBox contains already two operational modules: 

  • The first tool created under the cover of the DiscardLess DMS toolbox is an online atlas, linking and mapping discard data from STECF, ICES and GFCM for selected European fisheries in a synthetic manner.
  • The second tool is a catalogue of selective gears. This catalogue is composed of a generic manual describing the selective properties of the various components of a trawl, together with factsheets of numerous existing gear modifications tested in European fisheries to avoid unwanted bycatches

Both the atlas and the manual are publicy available through the DiscardLess website, under “Tools” in the main menu . Future DMS outcomes produced by the project will be disseminated in a similar way as much as possible.

DiscardLess Atlas – give an overview of discards
Selective Gears Catalog – Avoid unwanted catch