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Monday, October 19, 2015

19/10/2015: BBC: Fish discard 'freedom' welcomed by industry leaders

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-34570604
Image: Thomas Quine
Measures to ease pressure on boats which will be affected by a European discard ban have been welcomed by Scottish fishing leaders, the BBC reports.

From the beginning of the year, boats had to start landing unwanted fish which were caught in their nets.

Incidents of throwing dead fish back into the sea had increased due to EU quotas on which fish could be landed.

UK Fisheries Minister George Eustice has unveiled the chance to bank or borrow quotas.

Read the full report on the BBC news site HERE.

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