Do you know that fisheries discards are one of the main threats to the conservation of marine biodiversity, and that the bottom-trawlers are responsible for around 40% of the discarded catches worldwide? (Roda et al. 2019).
One of the objectives of the Delasmop project is to identify the most common deep-sea elasmobranchs (sharks and skates) captured as bycatch and correlate catches with environmental data and operational fishing procedures. With this, we hope to be able to provide procedures to reduce the catch and mortality of these animals.
Stay tuned with our next posts where we will tell more about Delasmop’s goals.