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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) […]

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 […]

Third coordination meeting – Life iSEAS project

The third coordination meeting of the iSEAS project will take place on next 17-18 November 2015, in the facilities of CESGA, in Santiago de Compostela. In this meeting, the results obtained in the framework of Action A1 will be presented. It is the analysis of the current status of discards issue in analysed coastal trawling […]

CETMAR joins search for solutions to reduce fish discards

iSEAS partners insisted that the environmental and socioeconomic impacts — both in the fisheries sector as well as in the Galician Community — of all the proposed solutions will also be analyzed as another of the objectives of the project, with a focus on capacity building to improve management and discard reduction. Moreover, they recalled […]