publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

Mixed-fish commercial categories as a strategy for reducing discards from the small-scale fleet

Beatriz Morales-Nin; Miquel Palmer; Josep Alós; Miguel Cabanellas-Reboredo; María del Mar Gil; Antoni Grau; Rosario Rosselló;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Sep 2018 Journal: Fisheries Research, volume 205, pages 105-114 (issn: 01657836, Copyright policy)
  • Country: Spain
Abstract
Mediterranean small-scale fleets catch a substantial amount of untargeted fish that are sold at a low market price. Most of these catches are pooled into mixed-fish boxes (MFBoxes), which are usually labeled and sold as mixed-fish commercial categories (MFCategories). In this paper, we describe the MFBoxes and the MFCategories from the small-scale fleet of Mallorca Island in terms of species composition, size distribution and economic value. We used (i) daily sales records of MFCategories between 2004 and 2015 and (ii) a sample of 141 photographs of MFBoxes, collected over one year (2009–2010). MFCategories represent a non-negligible fraction of the landings, be...
Subjects
free text keywords: European discard ban, Landing, Mixed-fish commercial category, Small-scale fishery, Western Mediterranean, Aquatic Science, European policy, Business, Discards, Profit (economics), Average price, Market price, Agricultural science, Marketing strategy, business.industry
Funded by
EC| MINOUW
Project
MINOUW
Science, Technology, and Society Initiative to minimize Unwanted Catches in European Fisheries
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 634495
  • Funding stream: H2020 | RIA
Communities
Fisheries and Aquaculture ManagementFAM Projects: Science, Technology, and Society Initiative to minimize Unwanted Catches in European Fisheries
European Marine ScienceMarine Environmental Science: Science, Technology, and Society Initiative to minimize Unwanted Catches in European Fisheries
SDSN - GreeceSustainable Development Projects: Science, Technology, and Society Initiative to minimize Unwanted Catches in European Fisheries
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