Fisheries and Aquaculture Research Fund, FHF finance the project that will analyze the impact of more free selection in fishing gear light of indicators such as:
a) The fleet's carbon footprint
b) economic effects
c) capacity development
d) the catch and landing patterns
e) effects on the fleet structure
f) the use of hunting areas
g) tax patterns
To provide management, business organizations, private sector and other interested parties a balanced analysis of possible consequences and efficiency gains of more free selection in fishing gear in pelagic group (nets and in pelagic trawls) and the cod trawl group (trawls, pelagic trawls and Danish seine).
Expected utility value
Good scientific and balanced analysis will strengthen the decision basis for stakeholders such as public administration, the Norwegian Fishermen's Association and the industry in the harvesting sector on a topic that is high on the agenda.
SINTEF Fisheries and Aquaculture will be responsible for the project. In addition, Norwegian College of Fishery Science / University of Tromsø be a major scientific contributor to the project as a whole, particularly in sub-topic e) fleet structure and f) area / hunting areas.