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DiscardLess – Strategies for the gradual elimination of discards in European fisheries

Objective

The European Union has committed to the gradual elimination of discarding. DiscardLess will help provide the knowledge, tools and technologies as well as the involvement of the stakeholders to achieve this. These will be integrated into Discard Mitigation Strategies (DMS) proposing cost-effective solutions at all stages of the seafood supply chain. The first focus is on preventing the unwanted catches from ever being caught. This will promote changes in gear using existing and innovative selectivity technology, and changes in fishing tactics based on fishers’ and scientists’ knowledge. The second focus is on making best use of the unavoidable unwanted catch. We will detail technical and marketing innovations from the deck, through the supply chain to the final market, including monitoring, traceability and valorization components. DiscardLess will evaluate the impacts of discarding on the marine environment, on the economy, and across the wider society. We will evaluate these impacts before, during and after the implementation of the landing obligation, allowing comparison between intentions and outcomes. Eliminating discards is as much a societal challenge as a fishery management one, so we will also evaluate stakeholders’ perception of discards. DiscardLess will describe the changes in management and the associated governance structures needed to cement the process. We will propose approaches to managing discards in a range of case study fisheries across Europe, encompassing differences in specific discarding issues. All these innovations will be combined in integrated Internet based interactive programs (DMS toolbox) that will help fishers to evaluate the present and future situation and to take a more qualified decision of how to adjust to the new regime. Also, we will disseminate the outcome of the project and maximize knowledge transfer across Europe through an educational environment – teaching the next generation – as well as more conventional routes.

Call for proposal

H2020-SFS-2014-2
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Coordinator

DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Denmark

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 880 903

Participants (30)

INSTITUT FRANCAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France
EU contribution
€ 275 000
Address
1625 Route De Sainte Anne Zone Industrielle De La Pointe Du Diable
29280 Plouzane

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Research Organisations
INSTITUTO ESPANOL DE OCEANOGRAFIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 195 000
Address
Corazon De Maria 8
28002 Madrid

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Research Organisations
UNIVERSITETET I BERGEN
Norway
EU contribution
€ 15 004
Address
Museplassen 1
5020 Bergen

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 80 115
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 150 250
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITE DE BRETAGNE OCCIDENTALE
France
EU contribution
€ 150 000
Address
Rue Des Archives 3
29238 Brest

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
SEA FISH INDUSTRY AUTHORITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 39 913
Address
Logie Mill, Logie Green Road 18
EH7 4HG Edinburg

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Research Organisations
MARINE SCOTLAND
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 340 013
Address
Victoria Road 375
AB119DB Aberdeen

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Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
THE FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Italy
EU contribution
€ 80 495
Address
Viale Delle Terme Di Caracalla
00153 Roma

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SIMRAD SPAIN SLU
Spain
EU contribution
€ 15 000
Address
Poligono Industrial Partida Del Torres, 38
03570 Villajoyosa

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
HAMPIDJAN HF
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 14 900
Address
Skarfagoroum 4
104 Reykjavik

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SAFETYNET TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 50 000
Address
North House 198 High Street
TN9 1BE Tonbridge

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
MARINE INSTITUTE
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 275 000
Address
Rinville Oranmore
H91 R673 Galway

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Research Organisations
IOANNA N.ARGYROU SIMBOULOI EPICHEIR ISIAKIS ANAPTYXIS ETAIREIA PERIORISMENIS EYTHYNIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 195 000
Address
73 Eleftheriou Venizelou Avenue
17671 Kallithea

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
AQUIMER
France
EU contribution
€ 69 704
Address
16 Rue Du Commandant Charcot
62200 Boulogne Sur Mer

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Other
IMAR - INSTITUTO DO MAR
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 225 000
Address
Rua Prof Dr Frederico Machado 4 Departamento De Oceanografia E Pescas Univ Dos Acores
9901-862 Horta

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Research Organisations
THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 60 000
Address
Area 1a, Nobel House, Smith Square 17
SW1P 3JR London

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MATIS OHF
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 345 035
Address
Vinlandsleid 12
113 Reykjavik

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MAREL HF
Iceland
EU contribution
€ 15 175
Address
Austurhrauni 9
210 Gardabaer

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SHIPCON SP ZOO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 70 000
Address
Ul Marynarki Polskiej 59
80-557 Gdansk

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
TRACE Wildlife Forensics Network Limited
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 59 999
Address
High Street 121 Hughes Parry And Co
LL57 1NT Bangor Gwynedd

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Other
FUNDACION AZTI - AZTI FUNDAZIOA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 540 250
Address
Txatxarramendi Ugartea Z/g
48395 Sukarrieta

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Research Organisations
BARNA SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 45 110
Address
Ctra De Bermeo S/n
48360 Mundaka

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NUTRITION SCIENCES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 45 063
Address
Booiebos 5
9031 Drongen

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UNIVERSITETET I TROMSOE - NORGES ARKTISKE UNIVERSITET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 222 881
Address
Hansine Hansens Veg 14
9019 Tromso

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IRISH OBSERVER NETWORK LIMITED
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 194 990
Address
3 Burton Place, Gardiners Hill
T12 Cork

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Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
FISHFIX
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 75 000
Address
Rue Camille Lemonnier 76
1050 Brussel

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INSTITUT NATIONAL D'ENSEIGNEMENT SUPERIEUR POUR L'AGRICULTURE, L'ALIMENTATION ET L'ENVIRONNEMENT
France
EU contribution
€ 60 000
Address
42 Rue Scheffer
75116 Paris 16

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ALPHAFILM & KOMMUNIKATION APS
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 215 200
Address
Istedgade 85 5 Floor
1650 Kobenhavn

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MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY OF NEWFOUNDLAND
Canada
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
230 Elizabeth Avenue
AIC 5S7 St John's

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments