The MINOUWApp: a web-based tool in support of by-catch and discards management

Lorenzo D'Andrea, Aida Campos, Karim Erzini, Paulo Fonseca, Simone Franceschini, Stefanos Kavadas, Irida Maina, Francesc Maynou, Tommaso Russo
2020 Environmental Monitoring & Assessment  
Current fishing practices often do not allow adequate selection of species or sizes of fish, resulting in unwanted catches, subsequently discarded, with the consequent negative effects on both marine communities and fisheries profitability. The cross-analysis of density patches of potential unwanted catches and distribution of fishing effort can support the identification of spatial-temporal hot-spots in which the fishing pressure should be reduced to limit the amount of discards. The MinouwApp
more » ... ards. The MinouwApp represents a technological and methodological framework to bring different, and structurally complex, sources of georeferenced data together into a simple visual interface aiming to interactively explore temporal ranges and areas of interest. The objective is to improve the understanding of fisheries dynamics, including discards, thus contributing to the implementation of discard management plans in a context of participative, ecosystem-based fisheries management strategies.
doi:10.1007/s10661-020-08704-5 pmid:33169296 fatcat:ymtydd5u2ze5ze5e3r4eabxb2y