The NSAC hosted a Choke Avoidance Measures symposium on 2nd – 3rd November 2016 in Copenhagen.
Chokes and how to avoid them as the landing obligation is introduced was the focus of the symposium. The symposium brought together, scientists, fishermen, fisheries managers, environmental organisations and a range of other stakeholders to discuss potential choke situations and through an open exchange of ideas and opinions generate new ideas and fresh thinking of what can be done to avoid chokes occurring.
Report of the Meeting
NSAC Chokes Symp 20161102 MReport1 rev
Barrie Deas – The Choke Issue in Mixed Fisheries
Bjorn Asgard – Phasing of the Landing Obligation
Stuart Reeves – Identifying Chokes
Bent Pallisgaard – Quota Access, Swaps and Transfers
Jane MacPherson – Access to Quotas
Clara Ulrich – Discardless Project
Dominic Rihan – Selectivity and Avoidance
Erik Lindebo – Domestic Quota Management
Emiel Brouckaert – High Survival Exemption
Michael Andersen – Unintended Consequences
Heather Hamilton – Zero TACs
Pim Visser – An Adaptive Approach