by Goldnugget on 1/8/2011 11:09:19
Not sure if anyone on here has latched on to this already but there is a strong petition circulating with the aim of reducing the phenominal levels of bycatch caught in seas across Europe every day.
In European waters over 1,000,000 fish are caught every day and thrown back in to the sea dead or dying, these fish are caught incidentally in the hunt for more valuable species such as Cod, Haddock and Plaice, fishermen are subject to strict landing quotas and often have no choice but to throw bycatch away to make ends meet.
The petition will go to the European Commision and requests a serious revision of the current quota systems, with revised quotas fish that were once popular could be back on our menus relieving immense pressure on stocks of our staple fish (Cod/Haddock etc).
More info and sign up here:
You can also see 3 Channel 4 documentaries on the subject here:
http://www.channel4.com/programmes/hu ... ht/episode-guide/series-1