Author Archives: lgomez

Fishermen are concerned about the management of discards

  From 2015 until the present year, the University of Santiago de Compostela has conducted 11 interviews with skippers and shipowners to compare their vision two years after the enforcement of regulation on discards. Their main concern is the increase of time in the handling and management of the discards on board. More information is […]

Valorization of fish discards – Pilot plant (Port of Marin)

The main objective of the LifeiSEAS project is the implementation of innovative solutions for the reduction and management of fishing discards. A small-scale pilot plant IIM-CSIS laboratories (Vigo) is being used from the beginning of the project. Recently a newer and bigger plant has been set up and is operating in the facilities of the […]

The USC studies the economic and social importance of the Landing Obligation in the framework of the LifeiSEAS project.

In 2015, the Department of Applied Economics – Fisheries and Natural Resources Economics (USC), partner of the Life iSEAS project, conducted a total of 13 interviews with fishing sector professionals, in order to obtain their opinion on the fishing discards and the forthcoming implementation of the Landing Obligation for those species subject to TAC or […]

Working together to increase knowledge about discards and the strategies to reduce them

Last March, the Life iSEAS project took part in the Stakeholders Conference in FAO headquarters in Rome. The meeting was organised by the DiscardLess project, with the aim to open a debate among the various stakeholders in the fisheries and scientific sectors about the implementation of the landing obligation in EU fisheries The diversity of […]


Since December 2016 three vessels (Nuevo San Cibrán, Portosanto and Ría de Marín) associated to OPROMAR (Marín Harbor Producers Organization), partner of this project, are developing different fishing seasons to perform tasks of management, research and later valorization in the pilot plant installed by the project in the facilities of the Marín and Ría de […]

COLUMBUS – LIFE-iSEAS initiative for a science-policy dialogue with European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) about recent research activities on discards.

A Science-policy workshop to inform the European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) staff, about recent progress achieved in the framework of Life iSEAS, MINOUW and DiscardLess projects, took place in the EFCA Headquarters (Vigo) on the 2nd February 2017. This event was organized in the frame of the initiatives carried out by Life iSEAS (networking actions) […]

Galician Ministry of the Sea (Galician Regional Government) criticizes Brussels for its slowness in solving the problem of fishing discards

Representatives of the Ministry of the Sea presented to the European Commission and the Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe (CPMR) the problems they are detecting in the implementation of the zero discard policy. According to Galician Ministry, the origin of the problem would be in a mechanism of distribution of fishing quota deficient […]

Life iSEAS among the projects addressing the discard landing obligation – European Commission

Since 2015 the landing obligation is being implemented on a gradual basis. Each fishery has its own specificities and differences which makes precise guidance difficult. Also, Vessel dimension, type of gear, sea basin, etc. are all factors to pay attention to while implementing the landing obligation. Over the last few years, governments, scientific institutions, industry, […]

Fifth coordination meeting– Life iSEAS project

The project partners of iSEAS project will hold a coordination meeting on 13 and 14 December 2016 in Santiago de Compostela. The fifth coordination will take place in the facilities of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration of Santiago de Compostela. In this meeting the results obtained in the framework of Action B will […]