Well done Hugh!  Thanks to his work highlighting the waste in throwing back dead fish which are “over quota” it now sounds as though the EU are proposing to change current legislation to prevent this practice.  Of course now, the crucial thing will be to ensure that this does not simply mean higher quotas, or a free for all, causing even more damage.  But at least it’s a step in the right direction – let’s hope that soon the discard will be a thing of the past.

For more info, see the article in The Guardian at http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/mar/01/fishing-european-commission-discards