Reduction of unwanted by-catch and elimination of discards
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.
Consultation document [170 KB]