Understanding the context
Work package 1: Ecological, socioeconomic and technical characteristics of discarding fisheries
Characterisation and understanding of discarding in European fisheries in ecological, socioeconomic and technical terms.
What’s the environmental impact?
Work package 3: impact assessment of minimising unwanted catches and discarding
Examine the effects of more selective fishing methods and reduction in discards on marine ecosystems and industry using mathematical modelling tools.
What policies will be effective?
Work package 4: policy options for discards reduction
Provide policy recommendations that will allow the implementation the landings obligation, while being consistent with the objectives of the Common Fisheries Policy