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Save our fish! says EU commissioner

Sustainable fishing means more varieties of fish on your plate.

This is breaking news.

Today the EU is suggesting new laws to limit catches to sustainable levels by 2015.

This could mean that there are more varieties of fish made widely available in the UK, just as there used to be. More types of fish for customers means that the stocks of endangered fish won’t decrease so quickly.

“We cannot afford business as usual any more because the stocks are really collapsing…” says EU commissioner, Maria Damanaki. “Our children will have fish!”

It’s good for the fishermen who currently have to throw back roughly half the fish they catch because they have filled their quota or there is no market for the fish. They will now have to bring in all the fish they catch. And supermarkets are already beginning to push the sale of more varieties of fish in an effort to widen the expectations of the consumer beyond cod, mackerel and tuna.

This is a great step forward for Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall and the Fish-Fight campaign which has been highlighting the depressing number of dead fish which are discarded as unwanted.

The seafood producers, Fish4Ever, (pioneers of the sustainable fishing movement) are celebrating the proposed legislation. They remain an excellent source of sustainable tuna, anchovies, herring and sardines.

However, there is further to go, businesses are worried that the laws will allow bigger fishing businesses to bully the small fishermen and environmental campaigners are warning that the legislation will not move fast enough to make fishing sustainable.

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