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Fish Discard Ban Could Take Six Years

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8:01am 17th June 2012

Pirate FM has learnt it could be six years before Cornish fishing crews are allowed to stop throwing back dead fish.

It is after the announcement that discards are set to be banned. It happens as crews struggle to stick to tough quotas, decided in Europe.

But the new rules for mackerel and herring could be a couple of years away and cod, haddock and sole even longer.

Duchy Euro MP Julie Girling said, "In the UK we have reduced discards down to just under 10% now. 10% is still an awful lot of fish and it's unacceptable but it's a long way ahead of where we were a few years ago so it can be done. British fishermen are at the forefront of doing it. They're committed to doing it. They just need the resource to make some gear changes and the political will pushing in that direction. I'm sure between us we'll come up with a good deal for fish."

8:01am 17th June 2012

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