Fishery discards and bycatch

solutions for an ecosystem approach to fisheries management?

Jose M. Bellido, M. Begona Santos, M. Grazia Pennino, Xulio Valeiras, Graham J. Pierce

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

92 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

It has been widely acknowledged that fishery discard practices constitute a purposeless waste of valuable living resources, which plays an important role in the depletion of marine populations. Furthermore, discarding may have a number of adverse ecological impacts in marine ecosystems, provoking changes in the overall structure of trophic webs and habitats, which in turn could pose risks for the sustainability of current fisheries. The present review aims to describe the current state-of-the-art in discards research, with particular emphasis on the needs and challenges associated with the implementation of the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM) in European waters. We briefly review the international and European policy contexts of discarding, how discard data are collected and incorporated into stock assessments, selectivity in fishing and the main consequences of discarding for ecosystem dynamics. We then review implementation issues related to reducing discards under the EAFM and the associated scientific challenges, and conclude with some comments on lessons learned and future directions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)317-333
Number of pages17
JournalHydrobiologia
Volume670
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011

Keywords

  • Discards
  • Bycatch
  • Ecosystem approach to fisheries management
  • EAFM
  • Algarve Southern Portugal
  • Crustacean trawl fishery
  • North Sea
  • By-catch
  • Selective properties
  • Seabird communities
  • Technical measures
  • Longlien fishery
  • Spatial-patterns
  • Stock Assessment

Cite this

Bellido, J. M., Begona Santos, M., Grazia Pennino, M., Valeiras, X., & Pierce, G. J. (2011). Fishery discards and bycatch: solutions for an ecosystem approach to fisheries management? Hydrobiologia, 670(1), 317-333. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10750-011-0721-5

Fishery discards and bycatch : solutions for an ecosystem approach to fisheries management? / Bellido, Jose M.; Begona Santos, M.; Grazia Pennino, M.; Valeiras, Xulio; Pierce, Graham J.

In: Hydrobiologia, Vol. 670, No. 1, 07.2011, p. 317-333.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bellido, JM, Begona Santos, M, Grazia Pennino, M, Valeiras, X & Pierce, GJ 2011, 'Fishery discards and bycatch: solutions for an ecosystem approach to fisheries management?', Hydrobiologia, vol. 670, no. 1, pp. 317-333. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10750-011-0721-5
Bellido JM, Begona Santos M, Grazia Pennino M, Valeiras X, Pierce GJ. Fishery discards and bycatch: solutions for an ecosystem approach to fisheries management? Hydrobiologia. 2011 Jul;670(1):317-333. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10750-011-0721-5
Bellido, Jose M. ; Begona Santos, M. ; Grazia Pennino, M. ; Valeiras, Xulio ; Pierce, Graham J. / Fishery discards and bycatch : solutions for an ecosystem approach to fisheries management?. In: Hydrobiologia. 2011 ; Vol. 670, No. 1. pp. 317-333.
@article{ecdcc628d04745089d4fa0fd86425911,
title = "Fishery discards and bycatch: solutions for an ecosystem approach to fisheries management?",
abstract = "It has been widely acknowledged that fishery discard practices constitute a purposeless waste of valuable living resources, which plays an important role in the depletion of marine populations. Furthermore, discarding may have a number of adverse ecological impacts in marine ecosystems, provoking changes in the overall structure of trophic webs and habitats, which in turn could pose risks for the sustainability of current fisheries. The present review aims to describe the current state-of-the-art in discards research, with particular emphasis on the needs and challenges associated with the implementation of the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM) in European waters. We briefly review the international and European policy contexts of discarding, how discard data are collected and incorporated into stock assessments, selectivity in fishing and the main consequences of discarding for ecosystem dynamics. We then review implementation issues related to reducing discards under the EAFM and the associated scientific challenges, and conclude with some comments on lessons learned and future directions.",
keywords = "Discards, Bycatch, Ecosystem approach to fisheries management, EAFM, Algarve Southern Portugal, Crustacean trawl fishery, North Sea, By-catch, Selective properties, Seabird communities, Technical measures, Longlien fishery, Spatial-patterns, Stock Assessment",
author = "Bellido, {Jose M.} and {Begona Santos}, M. and {Grazia Pennino}, M. and Xulio Valeiras and Pierce, {Graham J.}",
year = "2011",
month = "7",
doi = "10.1007/s10750-011-0721-5",
language = "English",
volume = "670",
pages = "317--333",
journal = "Hydrobiologia",
issn = "0018-8158",
publisher = "Springer",
number = "1",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Fishery discards and bycatch

T2 - solutions for an ecosystem approach to fisheries management?

AU - Bellido, Jose M.

AU - Begona Santos, M.

AU - Grazia Pennino, M.

AU - Valeiras, Xulio

AU - Pierce, Graham J.

PY - 2011/7

Y1 - 2011/7

N2 - It has been widely acknowledged that fishery discard practices constitute a purposeless waste of valuable living resources, which plays an important role in the depletion of marine populations. Furthermore, discarding may have a number of adverse ecological impacts in marine ecosystems, provoking changes in the overall structure of trophic webs and habitats, which in turn could pose risks for the sustainability of current fisheries. The present review aims to describe the current state-of-the-art in discards research, with particular emphasis on the needs and challenges associated with the implementation of the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM) in European waters. We briefly review the international and European policy contexts of discarding, how discard data are collected and incorporated into stock assessments, selectivity in fishing and the main consequences of discarding for ecosystem dynamics. We then review implementation issues related to reducing discards under the EAFM and the associated scientific challenges, and conclude with some comments on lessons learned and future directions.

AB - It has been widely acknowledged that fishery discard practices constitute a purposeless waste of valuable living resources, which plays an important role in the depletion of marine populations. Furthermore, discarding may have a number of adverse ecological impacts in marine ecosystems, provoking changes in the overall structure of trophic webs and habitats, which in turn could pose risks for the sustainability of current fisheries. The present review aims to describe the current state-of-the-art in discards research, with particular emphasis on the needs and challenges associated with the implementation of the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM) in European waters. We briefly review the international and European policy contexts of discarding, how discard data are collected and incorporated into stock assessments, selectivity in fishing and the main consequences of discarding for ecosystem dynamics. We then review implementation issues related to reducing discards under the EAFM and the associated scientific challenges, and conclude with some comments on lessons learned and future directions.

KW - Discards

KW - Bycatch

KW - Ecosystem approach to fisheries management

KW - EAFM

KW - Algarve Southern Portugal

KW - Crustacean trawl fishery

KW - North Sea

KW - By-catch

KW - Selective properties

KW - Seabird communities

KW - Technical measures

KW - Longlien fishery

KW - Spatial-patterns

KW - Stock Assessment

U2 - 10.1007/s10750-011-0721-5

DO - 10.1007/s10750-011-0721-5

M3 - Article

VL - 670

SP - 317

EP - 333

JO - Hydrobiologia

JF - Hydrobiologia

SN - 0018-8158

IS - 1

ER -