Work package 2:
Technological and social solutions
The aim of work package 2 is to develop and test innovative technological and social solutions to avoid unwanted catches, discarding and utilisation of bycatch, in collaboration with fishermen and other actors in European fisheries.
Identify potential solutions for minimising unwanted catches, based on existing stakeholder knowledge.
Coordinate stakeholder-defined solutions.
Facilitate stakeholder capacity to enact solutions.
Review state of the art methods and identify ways of improving the selectivity of fishing gear and methods.
Develop methods for non-destructive and real-time analysis of potential catch composition.
Modify current fishing practices to avoid unwanted catches.
Use novel stimuli to avoid unwanted catches.
Development alternative fishing techniques to avoid unwanted catches.
Assess and promote the potential survival of released catch.
Assess the economic impact of technological and social solutions to minimising unwanted catches on the fishing industry and technology-related companies.