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Report, 2018

Projects accomplished by the Selective Fisheries Secretariat 2014-2017: a synthesis report

Nilsson, Hans; Andersson, Erika; Hedgärde, Maria; Königson, Sara; Ljungberg, Peter; Lunneryd, Sven-Gunnar; Lövgren, Johan; Ovegård, Mikael; Sundelöf, Andreas; Valentinsson, Daniel

Abstract

Commissioned by the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water management, the Swedish University for Agricultural Sciences, established a Secretariat for selective fishing between 2014 and 2017. The secretariat main task has been to gather and evaluate ideas of new gears from the industry on how to minimize unwanted catches. The industry´s initiative and engagement are essential for the successful development of new ideas. All projects have followed the same work flow; a development of project ideas by science-industry collaboration, an industry lead development phase and finally scientific evaluation and reporting. Thirty-four projects have been completed between 2014 and 2017. The separate projects have been reported yearly123 (in Swedish). As there is also an apparent need to interact with similar initiatives in other countries and to disseminate to an international audience we here summarize all 34 projects according to the results of the scientific evaluations, their applicability given current fisheries regulations and fishing practises and also on the up-take of the new gears. The report is divided between active and passive gears and the different projects are grouped based on fisheries (gear type and target species). In the end of the report, fact sheets is included for the most relevant project.

Keywords

Fiske; gear development; landing obligation; Common fishery policies; EU; selective fishery; selective gear; commercial fishery; catch handling; trawl; pot; trap; Pandalus; Nephrops; Cod; Salmon; Whitefish; Plaice; Witch; Baltic sea; Skagerrak; Kattegat

Published in

Aqua reports
2018, number: 2018:13
eISBN: 978-91-576-9576-5
Publisher: Department of Aquatic Resources, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences

Authors' information

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Aquatic Resources
Andersson, Erika
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Aquatic Resources
Hedgärde, Maria
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Aquatic Resources
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Aquatic Resources
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Aquatic Resources
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Aquatic Resources
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Aquatic Resources
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Aquatic Resources
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Aquatic Resources
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Aquatic Resources

Associated SLU-program

Coastal and sea areas

Sustainable Development Goals

SDG14 Life below water

UKÄ Subject classification

Fish and Aquacultural Science

URI (permanent link to this page)

https://res.slu.se/id/publ/114631