Ricardo Serrão Santos MEP
& Alain Cadec MEP (tbc)
Vice-Chairs of the European Parliament Intergroup on
“Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development”
Cordially invite you to the event
The landing obligation and discards’ survivability: How to assess and improve discards’ survival?
Tuesday 26 June 2018
European Parliament, Room ASP 1E3
Since 2015, the landing obligation is being implemented on a gradual basis. Each fishery has its own specificities and differences which makes the implementation of the landing obligation a major challenge for fisheries management. Species for which scientific evidence demonstrates high survival rates are eligible for an exemption to the landing obligation.
At this event, recent research results from a project funded through the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) on discards survival of flatfish and rays in pulse trawling will be presented. Policy-makers and stakeholders will gather to discuss issues such as measuring discards survival, improving discards survival, and the improvements in selectivity based on both technical development and other measures, with a focus on fishing gear.