About: fish discard

Agrifood 08-06-2018

EU opportunity to make fish discarding history

On World Ocean Day (8 June), it is important to bring back to the forefront the debate of overfishing which is undermining the health of our oceans. Five years after the reform on the EU Common Fisheries Policy nothing much has changed, and discarding at sea is still common practice, writes Rebecca Hubbard.
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Agrifood 28-01-2013

Brussels resumes negotiations on EU fish quotas

EU fishery ministers on Monday met in Brussels to resume talks on annual fish quotas. As one of the main priorities of the Irish presidency, ministers hope to reach an agreement on the amount of fish members states can catch before the end of the presidency. “If this schedule is going trough then at the end of the Irish Presidency we can have an agreement on a new fisheries policy which can be sustainable but also profitable for our sector creating more growth and jobs”, said EU commissioner for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Maria Damanaki.
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Climate change 19-03-2012

Spain, France to oppose EU ban on fishing discard

Fisheries ministers on Monday met in Brussels to discuss a make or break EU ban on fish discards. Activists and many member states want European boats to stop throwing back into the sea dead fish that are edible, but less profitable. Strict EU quotas on the amount of fish a boat may land force fisherman to discard less valuable species. But countries such as Spain or France strongly oppose the idea. They have called the proposal "unrealistic" and "too prescriptive". Spain owns the biggest fleet in Europe and receives the highest amount of EU fishing money.