Incidental catches and discards of unwanted species or sizes, especially of vulnerable species are a challenge for fisheries managers. With the aim of supporting the sustainable use of ecosystems, an interactive and virtual network was created in 2021 by a group of colleagues, partly motivated by the restrictions imposed by COVID19 and the change to virtual communication media. Since the network release, several web seminars were carried out on a monthly frequency, covering subjects of interest and needs of their participants. After two years or virtual functioning, we propose a workshop in order to present the status of the bycatch problem in different regions of Iberoamerica and Caribe, seek for ways to strengthen interactions through the network, and discuss measures and solutions for bycatch and discards management. We think it is a good time to have a workshop, receiving suggestions from the participants in the Congress to improve our activities in the future.

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