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"Challenge" experiments in a compiled cluster report and final avoidance manual

Reid, David

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{
"DOI": "10.5281/zenodo.1204253",
"author": [
{
"family": "Reid, David"
}
],
"id": "1204253",
"issued": {
"date-parts": [
[
2017,
12,
22
]
]
},
"language": "eng",
"note": "Highlights:\n\u2022\tBased on the \"challenge\" trials there is scope for fishermen to reduce their catches of unwanted fish both in terms of under Minimum Conservation Reference Size quota species, and \"choke species\" fish;\n\u2022\tThe \"challenges\" allowed fishermen to develop their own solutions or approaches to the problems raised by the Landing Obligation;\n\u2022\tThey were able to utilise both gear based approaches (mesh sizes, escape panels and other modifications), and tactical changes (e.g. change of location, fishing deeper, or moving between areas, or changing the time of day of fishing).\n\u2022\tMany of the gear modifications were detailed in the  DiscardLess Avoidance Manual \u2013 Deliverable 3.1;\n\u2022\tMost of the \"challenge\" trials showed that the improvements in selectivity, either through gear or behavioural changes, were generally small, and would not alone prevent unwanted catches under the LO;\n\u2022\tThe time scale of the \"challenge\" trials did not all allow the fishermen to make all the changes they might have wished, both gear and behavioural, but many expressed a desire to continue using, and developing, these methods in the future;\n\u2022\tThere were clear indications that all solutions were local in their application. All the fishermen in the \"challenges\" used different methods of gear or behaviour, which were adapted to the particular fisheries in which they worked. No single approach can then be expected to provide a global solution.",
"publisher": "Zenodo",
"title": "\"Challenge\" experiments in a compiled cluster report and final avoidance manual",
"type": "article"
}
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