WP6 Environmental evaluation
Objectives: Environmental assessment of the low impact gears developed in WP4 and WP5.
Description: The gears developed in the case study work packages 4 and 5 will be assessed in this work package. These gears will reduce fuel consumption, emissions, and impact on seabed and their environmental footprint will be compared with the conventional gears presently being used. In particular, the fuel-use intensity (fuel-use per catch), the carbon footprint, and the emissions reductions will be compared with the conventional gears in the fishery as well as with corresponding values for similar international vessels. Additionally, using seabed impact indicators and data from sea trials, the impact of the conventional and developed gears on the seabed will be compared.
This work package is led by SINTEF Ocean.