Marine Institute

Atlas of Demersal Discarding

Discard Atlas Front CoverA range of possible solutions to reduce the problem of discarding by the Irish fishing fleet is outlined in The Marine Institute and BIM Atlas of Demersal Discarding - Scientific Observations and Potential Solutions - which also contains a detailed compendium of discards by the fleet on a stock by stock basis.

The atlas was compiled with the support of the Irish fishing industry, to inform the EU-wide discard debate, to identify where action needs to be taken and to inform on the appropriate measures.

A PDF copy of the atlas can be downloaded by following this link to the Fisheries section of our web page.