How a new app helps fishing boats avoid endangered species

C. Tara Marshall* (Corresponding Author)

*Corresponding author for this work

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The discarding of fish at sea – known as “bycatch” – happens when fish have no commercial value or annual quotas for a commercial species are limited. It is widely regarded as a wasteful and unsustainable practice. A shocking 267,000 tonnes of fish were dumped in the North Sea in 2010. To reduce this waste, in 2013 EU member states agreed to the introduction of the landing obligation in EU waters. In January 2019, this was fully enforced, effectively serving as a ban on discarding commercial species.
Original languageEnglish
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
PublisherThe Conversation UK
Publication statusPublished - 15 Sept 2021

Bibliographical note

Tara Marshall receives funding from Fisheries Innovation Scotland.


  • Sustainability
  • Cod
  • bycatch
  • fishing industry


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