Lords committee warns of discard ban at sea leading to discards on land

The Coastal House

fishupdate.com reports:

The House of Lords EU Committee on Agriculture, Fisheries, Environment and Energyhas written to Environment Minister Richard Benyon and the European Commission to warn that unless the EU fish discard ban is implemented effectively there is a risk that discards at sea will simply become discards on land.

It has suggested there is a particular risk that fish will have to be landed which cannot be sold and which might otherwise have survived if returned to the water.

The committee sets out a number of areas where further work is required to ensure the discards ban is effectively implemented. These include:

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I wrote a PhD about veterinary parasitology so that's the starting point for this blog. But I'm now branching out into other areas of biology and into popular science writing. I'll write here about science that happens in landscapes, particularly farmland, and about science involving interspecific interactions. Datasets and statistics get my attention. Exactly where this blog will lead? That's a journey that I'm on and I hope you'll come with me.
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