Impact Assessment of Discard Reduction Measures UK
Seafish Industry Authority SFIA - Project Dates:
October 2012 - November 2012
Description of Project:
CFP Reform included the introduction of a discard ban. The proposed regulation enables Member States to select a range of measures to ensure unwanted bycatch is reduced and the full catch is shown to be kept on board (Fully Documented Fisheries).
Seafish commissioned Poseidon to explore the impact of various discard reduction measures on the UK fleet in a number of key fisheries. A financial model was developed and the consequences of reduction measures (gear development, additional quota purchase/lease, spatial management, etc.) applied to that model. This enabled the most cost-effective suite of measures to be identified in a number of fisheries.