"Spatial and temporal trends in discarding practices of the Irish Sea demersal trawl fishery – application in discard mitigation plans"
Research Measure: Industry Research Measure
Funding Type: NDP Marine Research Sub-Programme
Funding Year: 2008
Project Duration: 42 months
Project Type: PhD Scholarship
Total Grant-Aid: €105,000
Lead Partner: Trinity College Dublin
To quantify the spatial and temporal scale of discarding in the Irish Sea, describe the principal causes, and provide a structured framework to compare and contrast various management options to mitigate discards through a range of technical conservation measures.
This project will input to the consideration of appropriate discard management plans by provision of a structured evaluation framework.