Norwegian efforts to improve fisheries exploitation patterns

In order to improve exploitation patterns and reduce the problem of discards, Norway has over the years established a set of regulations and management measures. These measures are referred to as the «Discard Ban Package».

Internasjonal kontroll av bifangst. Foto © Fiskeridirektoratet

The main objective of Norwegian policy is to promote an exploitation pattern where recruits and undersized fish are spared, and where unwanted by-catch can be minimized.

This is being achieved through several interconnected measures which could be referred to as the «Discard Ban Package».

The «Discard Ban Package»: Experiences in efforts to improve the exploitation patterns in Norwegian fisheries (at ScienceDirect)

Updated: 10.01.2017