Research for PECH Committee - Increasing selectivity in EU fisheries - State of play and best practices

Studie 12-02-2024

This study provides an overview of the current state of play in selectivity developments in EU fisheries by i) outlining the existing technical (gear) and tactical selectivity measures to reduce unwanted catches; ii) identifying best practices from projects that have successfully improved selectivity; and iii) analysing how EU funding have been used by Member States for promoting increased selectivity. Based on these results, policy recommendations for EU policymakers on potential actions to improve the selectivity of EU fisheries are provided.