2012’s trials increased the number of vessels and species from 2011.
||Average discard rate (%)
||Trial discard rate (%)
|North Sea cod trawl fishery
|Area VIIe sole beam trawl fishery
|Area VIId and e plaice beam trawl fishery
|Area VII anglerfish beam trawl fishery
|Area VII megrim beam trawl fishery
Catches of undersized fish in the trial were also low, suggesting that boats are fishing more selectively.