Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Global and European Perspectives on Discard Policies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. William A. Karp, Mike Breen, Lisa Borges, Mike Fitzpatrick, Steven J. Kennelly, Jeppe Kolding et al.
      Pages 3-26 Open Access
    3. Lisa Borges, Ernesto Penas Lado
      Pages 27-47 Open Access
    4. Dominic Rihan, Sven S. Uhlmann, Clara Ulrich, Mike Breen, Tom Catchpole
      Pages 49-68 Open Access
  3. Potential Social, Economic and Ecological Impacts of the Landing Obligation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 69-69
    2. Mike Fitzpatrick, Katia Frangoudes, Laurence Fauconnet, Antoni Quetglas
      Pages 71-87 Open Access
    3. Sebastian Villasante, Manel Antelo, Maria Christou, Laurence Fauconnet, Katia Frangoudes, Francesc Maynou et al.
      Pages 89-108 Open Access
    4. Ayoe Hoff, Hans Frost, Peder Andersen, Raul Prellezo, Lucía Rueda, George Triantaphyllidis et al.
      Pages 109-128 Open Access
    5. Jochen Depestele, Jordan Feekings, David G. Reid, Robin Cook, Didier Gascuel, Raphael Girardin et al.
      Pages 129-162 Open Access
  4. Cultural, Institutional and Multi-Jurisdictional Challenges

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 163-163
    2. Björn Stockhausen
      Pages 165-178 Open Access
    3. Luc van Hoof, Marloes Kraan, Noor M. Visser, Emma Avoyan, Jurgen Batsleer, Brita Trapman
      Pages 179-196 Open Access
    4. Daniel Valentinsson, Katja Ringdahl, Marie Storr-Paulsen, Niels Madsen
      Pages 197-218 Open Access
  5. Tactical and Technological Options for Reducing Unwanted Catches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. José M. Bellido, Iosu Paradinas, Raúl Vilela, Guillermo Bas, Maria Grazia Pennino
      Pages 239-256 Open Access
    3. David G. Reid, Julia Calderwood, Pedro Afonso, Pierre Bourdaud, Laurence Fauconnet, José Manuel González-Irusta et al.
      Pages 257-278 Open Access
    4. Finbarr G. O’Neill, Jordan Feekings, Robert J. Fryer, Laurence Fauconnet, Pedro Afonso
      Pages 279-296 Open Access
    5. Ana Marçalo, Mike Breen, Maria Tenningen, Iñigo Onandia, Luis Arregi, Jorge M. S. Gonçalves
      Pages 297-318 Open Access
    6. Jónas R. Viðarsson, Marvin I. Einarsson, Erling P. Larsen, Julio Valeiras, Sigurður Örn Ragnarsson
      Pages 319-331 Open Access
    7. Bruno Iñarra, Carlos Bald, Marta Cebrián, Luis T. Antelo, Amaya Franco-Uría, José Antonio Vázquez et al.
      Pages 333-359 Open Access
  6. Control, Monitoring and Surveillance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 361-361
    2. Kelly M. James, Neill Campbell, Jónas R. Viðarsson, Carlos Vilas, Kristian S. Plet-Hansen, Lisa Borges et al.
      Pages 363-382 Open Access
    3. Miguel Nuevo, Cristina Morgado, Antonello Sala
      Pages 383-406 Open Access
    4. Magnus Wulff Jacobsen, Brian Klitgaard Hansen, Einar Eg Nielsen
      Pages 407-427 Open Access
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 429-431

About this book


This open access book provides a comprehensive examination of the European Landing Obligation policy from many relevant perspectives. It includes evaluations of its impacts at economical, socio-cultural, ecological and institutional levels. It also discusses the feasibility and benefits of several potential mitigation strategies. The book was timely published, exactly at the time where the Landing Obligation was planned to be fully implemented. This book is of significant interest to all stakeholders involved, but also to the general public of Europe and to other jurisdictions throughout the world that are also searching for ways to deal with by-catch and discard issues.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Sven Sebastian Uhlmann
    • 1
  • Clara Ulrich
    • 2
  • Steven J. Kennelly
    • 3
  1. 1.Flanders Research Institute for Agriculture, Fisheries and FoodOostendeBelgium
  2. 2.Technical University of DenmarkKgs. LyngbyDenmark
  3. 3.IC Independent ConsultingCronullaAustralia

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