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UK Discards at 63%

Aug 29,2007 SACN


"Nearly two-thirds of all fish caught commercially in Britain are rejected and thrown back into the ocean dead, a British government study said Monday."

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(Discards, and how to reduce them, are currently being looked at by the EU. 

Further Background Information at:


http://ec.europa.eu/fisheries/press_corner/press_releases/com07_17_en.htm

http://ec.europa.eu/fisheries/press_corner/press_releases/com07_18_en.htm

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/LexUriServ/site/en/com/2007/com2007_0136en01.pdf

http://ec.europa.eu/fisheries/publications/factsheets/legal_texts/sec_2007_380_en.pdf


See also section on discards in latest Fishing News:

http://www.defra.gov.uk/fish/pdf/fishfocus7.pdf )



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