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Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall – The New Fish Fight

The government has proposed to create just 31 of 127 marine conservation zones recommended to it for English waters in an £8m consultation that took over two years and involved tens of thousands of people. We need far more. If the network were implemented in full and protected from dredging and trawling, it would help turn around the state of our seas and recover lost fisheries productivity. This is a historic opportunity that we must grasp today. If we drag our heels much longer, there will be little left to protect.

By | 2018-03-23T08:49:41+00:00 February 24th, 2013|Commercial Fishing, Featured|0 Comments

An End To Discards For Eu Fishermen

This article titled "MEPs vote to ban discards in historic reform of fishing policy" was written by Fiona Harvey, environment correspondent, for The Guardian on Wednesday 6th February 2013 17.04 UTC The European parliament voted on Wednesday to ban the wasteful practice of throwing away healthy fish at sea in a victory for campaigners and [...]

By | 2018-03-23T08:49:43+00:00 February 6th, 2013|Commercial Fishing, Featured|0 Comments

Overfishing by European trawlers could continue if EU exemption agreed

This article titled "Overfishing by European trawlers could continue if EU exemption agreed" was written by John Vidal environment editor, for The Guardian on Monday 27th February 2012 08.30 UTCHeavily subsidised European trawlers could be allowed to continue to overfish the waters of developing countries despite mounting evidence that stocks are being devastated and that [...]

By | 2018-03-23T08:50:19+00:00 February 29th, 2012|Commercial Fishing|0 Comments

Illegal Fishing Skippers In Court

This article titled "Fishing skippers and factory fined nearly £1m for illegal catches" was written by Severin Carrell, Scotland correspondent, for The Guardian on Friday 24th February 2012 18.26 UTCAn inquiry into the UK's largest fishing scandal has uncovered "serious and organised" criminality by Scottish trawlermen and fish processors in an elaborate scam to illegally [...]

By | 2018-03-23T08:50:20+00:00 February 29th, 2012|Commercial Fishing, Featured, Illegal Fishing|0 Comments

Fish Discarding Ban Shunned By MP’s

This article titled "Fish discarding ban shunned by MPs" was written by Fiona Harvey, environment correspondent, for guardian.co.uk on Friday 24th February 2012 06.00 UTC Fishermen should be allowed to continue discarding edible fish at sea, despite public pressure to stop the wasteful practice, a group of MPs has urged. The proposal, by a parliamentary [...]

By | 2018-03-23T08:50:20+00:00 February 29th, 2012|Commercial Fishing, Featured|0 Comments

Irish Sea Cod Stocks Collapse

Cod stocks in the Irish Sea and the west coast of Scotland have collapsed because of overfishing and politicians' refusal to fix low enough catch quotas, according to a leading fisheries scientist who advises the European commission on fish quotas. Dr Paul Connolly's comments followed the European commission's decision on Wednesday to recommend for the [...]

By | 2018-03-23T08:50:38+00:00 October 3rd, 2011|Cod Fishing, Commercial Fishing|2 Comments