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Monday, 10 June 2013

Norway has flexibility in its discard scheme much over 5%.



"according to Barrie Deas (UK NFFO): 'Norway which has had a discard ban in place since 1987, and which has much less mixed fisheries than the EU, still has discards scientifically estimated in the region of 15%.
In mixed fisheries, flexibility is the key to minimising discards' quoted in http://www.fishnewseu.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=10582:fishermen-portrayed-as-pantomime-villains&catid=44:uk&Itemid=144 . I had this information for long without finding the objectives facts to prove them (links or report). Scientists from Bergen said to French fishermen they have various flexibility rates. If somebody can provide the link, I will be grateful."
Thoughts and comments welcomed.