Project: Bycatch and discards: management indicators, trends and location

In Europe there is intensive data collection of by-catch and discard onboard commercial vessels, but until now there have been few attempts to describe the general patterns in these data, and understand the factors that determine what and how much is discarded. This project will develop indicators of by-catch and discards in European fisheries, especially the relationship between pressure indicators (fishing selectivity and intensity), and state indicators describing the amounts and attributes of discards. As illustrated below, output from the project will help fishery managers develop effective plans for tackling this high profile problem.

Network MariFish
Call First MariFish Joint Call

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
Spanish Oceanographic Institute Spain
Technical University of DK - National Institute of Aquatic Resources Denmark
Hellenic Centre for Marine Research Coordinator Greece
Wageningen University & Research - Wageningen Marine Research Netherlands
French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea France
Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs - Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Sciences United Kingdom
Matís Iceland
Aalborg University - Innovative Fisheries Management Denmark