Open Seas ‘We have published a ‘Discard Dossier’ in collaboration with Our Fish providing evidence that illegal discarding continues in the Scottish prawn (scampi) fishery and is threatening the recovery of our already collapsed fish stocks. Here’s the executive summary: In 2013 the ‘discard ban’ or Landing Obligation was agreed to reduce and record the amount of […]

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The Super-trawler in the English Channel and the developing commentaries (see below) and illustrations have been a stark reminder to a much wider audience about the scale of modern industrial fishing. This note highlights: The sheer size of these super trawlers that simply dwarf any ‘traditional’ trawler. The legality of the quota allocation via the […]

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At last … some action … although it should have come from the EU institutions. The ongoing issue of cetacean bycatch which is not going to go away unless concerted action is taken. Further evidence of NGO collaborations providing the muscle to hold governments to account. WDCS 22 environmental NGOs, led by Whale and Dolphin […]

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