To better understand the nature of discards and their impact in ecological, socioeconomic and technical terms, the MINOUW project ran 17 case studies spread across 7 countries, including fisheries based on trawl gears, purse seines, dredges, traps, pots, nets and loglines.
Find out more about what each case study involved, and what we hoped to achieve, reading the case study summaries below.
Evaluating whether use of light technology and alternative fishing gear can improve catch efficiency and reduce by-catch in deep-water crustacean fisheries. Read more
Case Study 3.3: Balearic islands boat seine fisheries
Reduce unwanted species in transparent goby fisheries; detrimental effect on benthos; examine post-release survival of undersized Pagellus, and released Aphia (quota excess).Read More