Discarding in the shrimp fisheries in Skagerrak and the Norwegian Deep (ICES Divs. IIIa and IVa east)

Sten Munch-Petersen, Mats Ulmestrand, Guldborg Søvik, Ole Ritzau Eigaard

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Abstract

In the Pandalus fisheries in Skagerrak, shrimp are discarded because of being non-marketable, either due to poor landing quality or too small size. However, smaller shrimp of low market value are also discarded (so called high-grading). This is mainly the case in the fisheries which are constrained by TACs and subsequent national quotas. Estimates of the total amount of discards in the shrimp fisheries in IIIa and IVa east are based both on onboard sampling of catches (Denmark and Sweden) and indirect estimates (Norway). In fisheries management in the North Atlantic discarding has become an important issue in recent years. In some countries’ EEZ a ban on discarding has been in force for many years, for instance in Norway. A discard ban is expected to be enforced in EU waters in the near future. It is therefore highly relevant with estimates of the existing discard practices and discard quantities to assess the possible impacts of such measures
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2013
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event35th Scientific Council Research Meeting NAFO - Nova Scotia, Canada
Duration: 23 Sep 201327 Sep 2013

Conference

Conference35th Scientific Council Research Meeting NAFO
CountryCanada
CityNova Scotia
Period23/09/201327/09/2013

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Munch-Petersen, S., Ulmestrand, M., Søvik, G., & Eigaard, O. R. (2013). Discarding in the shrimp fisheries in Skagerrak and the Norwegian Deep (ICES Divs. IIIa and IVa east). Paper presented at 35th Scientific Council Research Meeting NAFO, Nova Scotia, Canada. http://archive.nafo.int/open/sc/2013/scr13-068.pdf