Fish Discards (trawls)

Globally, it is estimated that 9.1 million tonnes of fish are discarded annually or 10.8% of the global catch. Approximately 50% of discards are generated from bottom trawlers. Discarding is a global phenomenon commonly acknowledged by fishers, the scientific community and public as a threat to food security, sustainable fisheries and a waste of natural resources.

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Fishtek Marine Solutions

Gillnet

Trawls

Longline

Purse seine

Pots & Traps

Offshore drilling

Evidence Base

Paper

LED Used

Effect

Species

Gear Type

Southworth et al., 2020

Constant white

47% reduction

25% reduction

Haddock

Flatfish

Trawl

Trawl

Hannah et al., 2015

Constant green

90% reduction

Smelt

Shrimp Trawl