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France and Spain back down on fish discards after internet campaign

19 March 2012

Source: The Independent

Author: Martin Hickman

France and Spain today backed down over a plan to carry on throwing dead fish overboard after an internet campaign organised by a television chef.

Prior to Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s social networking campaign, the two countries had been hoping to persuade fellow fisheries ministers to sign a declaration opposing a ban on discards, when trawlers exceeding their allowable catch throw back fish into the sea dead.

 

For more, go to: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/france-and-spain-back-down-on-fish-discards-after-internet-campaign-7578003.html