United Kingdom: MPs call on Defra to end unsustainable fish discards

Business Green: An influential committee of MPs has today added its voice to growing calls for a change in European fisheries policy to prevent the "unsustainable" discarding of unwanted catch. Fish are commonly discarded due to an absence of markets for unpopular species, arcane quota systems that force fishermen to throw fish overboard and equipment that catches fish too juvenile to be sold. Although there has been a 67 per cent decrease in discards between 2002 to 2008, fisherman still threw away an estimated......

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