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Discards in the Common Fisheries Policy: The Evolution of the Policy

  • Lisa BorgesEmail author
  • Ernesto Penas Lado

Abstract

This chapter deals with the development of the European Union (EU) discard policy over time. It describes the process from 1992, when the issue of discards was first recognised in the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) reform process, to the Landing Obligation (LO) adopted in 2013. It analyses the context to which policy choices were made that shaped the present format of the EU LO, how it is being implemented and the impact it is having on associated fisheries management measures. Finally, future possible policy developments are examined.

Keywords

de minimis and high survival exemptions Discards European Commission Landing Obligation 

Notes

Acknowledgements

Part of this work has received funding from the Horizon 2020 Programme under grant agreement DiscardLess number 633680. This support is gratefully acknowledged.

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  1. 1.FishFixBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Fisheries Biologist/ManagerBrusselsBelgium

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