Title: Historical discarding in Mediterranean fisheries: a fishers' perception
Authors: DAMALAS DIMITRIOSMARAVELIAS ChristosOSIO GIACOMO CHATOMAYNOU FrancescSBRANA M.SARTOR P.CASEY JOHN
Citation: ICES JOURNAL OF MARINE SCIENCE vol. 72 no. 9 p. 2600–2608
Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PRESS
Publication Year: 2015
JRC N°: JRC92271
ISSN: 1054-3139
URI: http://icesjms.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2015/08/12/icesjms.fsv141.short?rss=1
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC92271
DOI: 10.1093/icesjms/fsv141
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: Throughout the northern Mediterranean Sea, long-term fishers' perceptions were investigated, covering a period back to the 1940's. The objective was to quantify discarding of commercial species in the bottom trawl fisheries, and their evolution over time. It was concluded that during the past 70 years, discarding gradually increased in the Mediterranean trawl fisheries. This has been accompanied by a shift in the species composition of unwanted catches. Historically, fisheries discarding practices were mostly driven by market demand and a shift in fishing strategies rather than legal constraints.
JRC Directorate:Space, Security and Migration

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