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EU Discard ban extended to haddock, langoustines and prawns

eu discard banA ban designed to end the “wasteful” practice of throwing dead fish back into the sea is set to cover key stocks such as haddock. The discard ban has already been in place for 12 months for pelagic species like mackerel and herring. But at the start of the new year on Friday, the ban will apply to some other stocks such as haddock, langoustines and prawns. It means fishermen will have to land their whole catch of those stocks, rather than throwing any unmarketable fish overboard. Read the article here 11:04

The Discard Ban: Fishers will have to work longer, top skipper warns

Fishing crew are going to have to work longer hours when the discard ban is extended from the start of next year, according to north-east celebrity skipper Jimmy Buchan. Mr Buchan, who starred in the BBC’s Trawlermen series, which highlighted the hardships of life at sea, said the new landing obligation on the white-fish fleet was likely to add to the pressure of limited time at sea under current EU catch rules. He added: “Although I have to remain optimistic, I am very sceptical that this new regulation will be very easy to operate within. Read the article here 08:00