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MARTEC2018: Final Conference of LIFE Iseas Project

LIFE iSEAS partners are starting to organize the final conference of the project, to be held in Vigo, Spain, from May 2 to 4, 2018. This will be an International Conference on advances in marine technologies applied to discard mitigation and management MARTEC2018, which will include both the scientific and fishing sector. Scientific works will […]


Performance tuning of the iObserver system for the automatic identification and quantification of on-board catches

One of the main objectives of the LIFE iSEAS project is the development and tuning of the iObserver system, a set of vision technologies able to identify and quantify on board fish catches. This system is installed in the fishing hold (on the conveyor belt / sorting area) of different oceanographic and fishing vessels to […]


Demonstration day on new ways of valuing fish discards

On 20 June 2017, the Port Authority of Marín and Ría de Pontevedra will host a demonstration day in the framework of the iSEAS project. Its purpose is the presentation of the pilot plant aimed at integral processing and valuing of fish discards as raw material for the elaboration of products for human consumption. The […]


iObserver system testing for the automatic identification and quantification of the fishery on board

One of the main objectives of the Life iSEAS project is the development and testing of the iObserver system. It is a set of vision technologies used for the identification and quantification of fish on board. This system is installed in the fish processing area (conveyor belt /sorting zone) of different vessels, both oceanographic and […]


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 […]