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Reduce by-catches and discards from fisheries
by Ministry of Sea (Government)
Progressively reduce by-catches and discards from fisheries, in line with the Common Fisheries Policy so that they represent less than 17% of total captures.
Progress reports
By 2020, effectively regulate harvesting and end overfishing, illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and destructive fishing practices and implement science-based management plans, in order to restore fish stocks in the shortest time feasible, at least to levels that can produce maximum sustainable yield as determined by their biological characteristics
Type of commitment
  • Reduction of fisheries by-catch and product waste/losses
December 2023
Reduce by-catches and discards from fisheries.
Staff / Technical expertise
This refers to the human resources that are to be mobilized in order to implement the commitment.
Other, please specify
This refers to the regulatory instruments that are to be put in place in order to implement the commitment.
Basic information
Time-frame: June 2017 - December 2023
Ministry of Sea (Government); Docapesca, SA (state-owned company)
Ocean Basins
  • North Atlantic
Beneficiary countries
Other beneficaries
Contact information
Jos Simo , General Director DGRM , jose.simao@dgrm.mm.gov.pt ,
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