30 May '11, 7am

TV chef aims to rewrite EU fisheries discards policy | Politics ...: Around half of all the fish caught in the N...

TV chef aims to rewrite EU fisheries discards policy | Politics ...: Around half of all the fish caught in the N...

British TV chef, writer and food campaigner Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has set his sights on the fishing industry with a campaign to try to force reform the European Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) which will be rewritten next year. Next Tuesday (May 31) Whittingstall takes his 'Fish Fight' campaign, which was launched with a Channel Four series in the UK, to Brussels. In studying the fishing industry Whittingstall found himself shocked by the waste caused by CFP policies such as quotas. While limiting takes of popular species is designed to protect them the reality, according to Whittingstall, is simply that 'over-quota' fish are thrown back into the sea as 'discards' where they almost all die. The campaign says that these discards currently account for almost half of all the fish caught in the North Sea. No records are kept, but the European Union itself estimates the dis...

Full article: http://www.earthtimes.org/politics/tv-chef-aims-rewrite-e...

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