FIS012-A: International quota management

Start Date: Apr 2016

End Date: Nov 2016

Main Contractor(s): CEFAS

Other Sponsor(s): European Maritime and Fisheries Fund

Extended Title: Quota management and choke species under the landing obligation

Main Research Category: Discard Reduction - Quota

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Project Objectives

The project had the following objectives:

  1. To describe the current system of quota allocation and trading within Scotland and evaluate the extent of flexibility. This will be completed by the end of month 2 of the project.
  1. To develop and implement the Fcube mixed-fishery model for the North Sea in order to permit a detailed evaluation of the potential for managing quota shares to balance fishing opportunities with catches in mixed fisheries. This will be completed by the end of month 4 of the project.
  1. To run a number of different quota allocation scenarios in order to evaluate the contribution they could make to reducing the extent of the choke species issue for Scottish vessels. This will be completed by the end of month 6 of the project.