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Using automatic species recognition and artificial intelligence to fight illegal fish discards and revolutionise fisheries control HORIZON-CL6-2023-FARM2FORK-01-8


Publication date
22 December 2022
Opening date
Deadline model
Deadline date
12 April 2023, 17:00 (CEST)


Fair, healthy and environmentally-friendly food systems from primary production to consumption (HORIZON-CL6-2023-FARM2FORK-01)

The selected project is expected to contribute to all of the following outcomes:

  • Effective methods, tools and systems for species automatic recognition, analysis of Remote Electronic Monitoring video footage, rapid DNA-based assays and sensor data in real-time, and enhanced integration of results into the reporting systems used by fishers to report catches to competent authorities;
  • Enhanced capability to monitor and control illegal discarding practices at sea and increased ability by EU Member States to fully implement the Landing Obligation;
  • Implementation of ad-hoc sensors for the detection of discards and take advantage of the data from the Copernicus network, namely from its Maritime Surveillance Service;
  • Optimal fishing operations and fishing processing and enhanced EU ability to collect, exchange and analyse data;
  • Improved monitoring capabilities, including processing activities on board fishing vessels, and ultimately support to a sustainable management of marine biological resources.