The European Commission requested an impact assessment to be conducted on the implementation of various new discard policies to be implemented EU-wide.

This request has been made to compliment the CFP Reform Impact Assessment (Impact Assessment Studies related to the CFP) being conducted by DG MARE. These primary impact assessments will be referred to as the CFPIA

The first phase of the impact assessment assessed the performance of the current CFP under a status quo scenario, whilst the second phase considered several policy reform options developed by DG MARE, from which expected results were forecast for each.

In this discard impact assessment requested by DG MARE, policy options for discard reductions are assessed against pre-defined policy options from the second phase of the current impact assessment and will be forecast to 2022.

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