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

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