Building sustainable, profitable fisheries in the Mediterranean will require the development and implementation of successful management plans. Evidence repeatedly shows that adopting a co-management model – where these plans are developed in consultation with the fishers who will be affected – is by far the most effective approach for achieving… Continue Reading Co-management: the key to sustainable future fisheries
From the start of 2019 fishers across the EU will need to comply with the Landing Obligation. Adopting more selective fishing gear is an affordable and effective way to do this. Continue Reading New MINOUW research shows better selectivity boosts fish stocks and profits
From the start of 2019 fishers across the EU will need to comply with the Landing Obligation. Adopting more selective fishing gear is an affordable and effective way to do this. Continue Reading The EU must cut funding red tape to support fishers
The ‘guarding net’ is a simple net modification for use in trammel net fisheries that greatly reduces bycatch. In multiple tests carried out by the MINOUW project it has proven to be a simple and effective solution to the problem of discards. Small scale fisheries need practical, affordable solutions As… Continue Reading Tried and tested: the 3 benefits of the ‘guarding net’
Our research shows that using more selective fishing gear is the most effective method for reducing bycatch and discards, and one of the most cost-effective approaches for helping fishers to comply with the Landing Obligation. A pressing need to adapt/solve problems As fishers in Europe contemplate the upcoming implementation of… Continue Reading Better selectivity the key to reducing discards
With the full implementation of the Landing obligation in force from January 2019, fishers face a huge challenge to adapt. Promoting the adoption of affordable, more selective fishing gears would be a huge step in the right direction. The landing obligation – a huge change in European fisheries Introduced under… Continue Reading Facing up to the Landing Obligation
Fishers have been central to the success of the MINOUW project: without their input we would not have been able to identify practical, effective solutions that can be used in fisheries throughout the Mediterranean. Continue Reading Fishers are key to finding solutions
The first public presentations of the results of the MINOUW project case studies received support from fishermen, members of the Mediterranean fishing industry (MEDAC) and high-level EU representatives at Palma de Mallorca, Spain on October 11th.
Elisa Roller, EC DG Mare: “The landing obligation is for all fishermen to land unwanted catches, this enables us to avoid the discard problem.”
Fisherman in Norway have been using an improved trawling technique to reduce discards for 20 years. The MINOUW project is working with them and their Southern European peers to adapt the technique for the Mediterranean.