Sunday, 16 January 2011

Laura Sandys MP Campaigns to End Fish Discards

Laura Sandys MP has joined Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Big Fish Fight campaign to support an end to the wasteful practice of discards. Laura accompanied Thanet’s fishermen during the filming of the Channel 4 documentary to call for changes to the present fishing regulations.

Laura said: “At a time when the world’s resources are under increasing pressure, it is madness that half of all fish caught have to be thrown back into the sea. Heavy handed regulation from Europe needs to be addressed. We must ensure our fishing stocks are properly managed whilst also enabling our local fishermen to earn a living.”

“I have signed up to support Hugh’s exciting campaign and encourage others to do so. Although the real prize of Common Fisheries Policy reform will take time, I am here to continually fight our fishermen’s corner in Parliament.”

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