Scotland producers call for aid due to discarding ban

Europe’s move to ban fishing boats from discarding perfectly good fish has been widely welcomed, but other changes are needed or a significant section of Scotland's fleet may not survive, it is claimed.

The campaign to stop edible fish caught in nets being thrown back to remain within European Union quotas was led by the chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and also backed by Ricky Gervais and Jamie Oliver.

Last year the European Commission announced a phased ban on these discards beginning in 2015 for pelagic fish such as herring, mackerel and blue whiting, extended to other fisheries from 2016.

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