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Old 02.03.2011, 00:47
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Hugh's Fish Fight Campaign

You may have seen Hugh's Fish Fight if you have access to Channel 4 TV. Hugh Fearnley-Whittinstall campaigned on various issues relating to fish.

One of the key campaigns has been the amount of fish discarded back into the sea as it exceeds quotas. This has attracted over 650,000 signatures and the attention of UK MP's and the EU.

50% of the fish caught in the North Sea is thrown back dead due to these regulations.

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The European Commission has set out ideas for ending fish discards.
Currently, EU boats in the North Sea have to throw away up to half of what they catch to stay within their quotas.
Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki proposes instead to regulate fleets through limits on fishing time and greater use of measures such as CCTV.
She discussed the ideas with delegates from EU member states in Brussels on Tuesday, with the aim of finalising plans later in the year.
BBC News

Despite this apparent success, more support is needed, especially around Europe. Whilst this isn't directly relevant to Switzerland, I am sure that many of you have friends and relatives elsewhere in Europe. All promotion of this campaign will help the cause. Thanks

More details of the campaign:

Hugh's Fish Fight

Coming from Hastings this is a campaign close to my heart, as I am sure it is to all lovers of fish and chips.

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An excellent campaign which needs supporting. It does affect us as we eat our share of fish here as well.

Now what should we do about the whales and sharks that eat the rest of the fish? Even when they leave the chips alone!
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Re: Hugh's Fish Fight Campaign

There is an update on the campaign on Channel 4 tonight 9.00pm - UK time (10.00pm Switzerland)

This has been an incredible campaign with over 710,000 people having signed up so far.

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Re: Hugh's Fish Fight Campaign

This campaign has now passed 750,000 supporters

I think that is an incredible achievement but there is still a lot more to do.
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