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Reduction of unwanted by-catch and elimination of discards

Public consultation

In 2008, the European Commission launched a public consultation on possible ways to eliminate discards. Interested parties were invited to express their views on the 26 questions identified in the consultation paper, and to present their opinions as to what further measures would be appropriate to reduce unwanted catches in European fisheries.

The consultation closed on 24 June 2008.

The results of the consultation were summarised in an overview document pdf - 25 KB [25 KB] . The individual contributions are presented on a special webpage.

Documents

Consultation document pdf - 170 KB [170 KB]

Overview of the contributions received pdf - 25 KB [25 KB]