Supporting the Common Fisheries Policy

MINOUW will provide support to policy in the new orientation of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP EU Reg. 1380/2013) regarding the gradual elimination of discards by investigating new technological solutions, as well as economic incentives, in the fish harvesting process.

The project results will contribute to implement the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) by comparing the solutions devised with the appropriate indicators to assess Good Environmental Status descriptors 1, 3 and 4.

Successful implementation and monitoring

By following a multi-actor approach involving all stakeholders from the outset of the project, MINOUW will improve societal acceptance of the solutions and facilitate successful control, compliance and enforcement.

Impacts will be measured against the current (mid 2010s) ecological and economic situation of case study fisheries using GES indicators and indicators of economic profitability.