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Proud of the Fish Fight

The European Union changed its policy last year, to stop good fish being discarded dead from boats. Here’s celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall crowing about the Fish Fight. No more discards in European seas! I’m proud of the Fish Fight too. … Continue reading

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

Originally posted on 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…

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Vital European debate on wasteful fish discards

Originally posted on Green Living London:
Campaigners protest outside Westminster. Photo: Rex Features Crucial negotiations in Brussels in the next few days will decide whether the EU’s wasteful fish discards policy will come to an end. Currently, millions of healthy…

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Fishmeal and fish oil in aquaculture

The International Fishmeal and Fish Oil Organisaion (IFFO) says that fishmeal and fish oil have an important role in sustainable aquaculture. IFFO is a not-for-profit so this isn’t just about exploiting wild fish and damaging ecosystems. There are other ways … Continue reading

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Landmark victory for fish fighters across Europe

Originally posted on Green Living London:
The European Parliament voted on Wednesday to ban the wasteful practice of throwing away fish at sea in a victory for green groups after more than two years of campaigning. There are hopes that these…

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Sustainable European fisheries

Originally posted on The Naturephile:
If any of you guys emailed your MEP’s to urge them to vote for fisheries reform, all I can say is ‘Good work!’. I picked up an email from the European parliament yesterday afternoon and…

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Fishers show how to discard the discards

Earlier today I asked whether the ‘discard’ practice of sea fishing – throwing good fish back dead – is really being discarded. It’s about the sea but this political stuff gets dry. The European Parliament’s Fisheries Committee is arguing about … Continue reading

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