Tag Archives: discards

The future of fishing

DISCARDS AND by catch could be history thanks to a revolutionary approach to fishing.                     Imagine if every fish landed on a trawler was alive, in perfect condition and small fish, sharks and other species could be safely released underwater before a catch was lifted aboard.  …
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New project sets out positive uses for discards

A DISCARDS research project “Utilisation of discards in bait”, funded by Seafish and Defra, has identified new uses for species commonly discarded due to weak or absent markets.                   The Defra initiative ’Fishing for the Markets (2011)’ highlighted that commonly discarded fish could be used to balance…
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Reform for European fisheries policy

THE EUROPEAN Parliament today voted to back a major reform of the EU's Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). The new proposals aim to cut fishing to sustainable stock levels, end dumping at sea (discards), and base long-term planning on sound scientific data.   Environmental groups have welcomed the news as “ground-breaking” but some fishing groups claimed…
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