Fish discards vote ‘landmark’

By Keith Findlay

Published: 07/02/2013

A radical shake-up of the way fishing is governed is a step closer after MEPs voted for major changes in a move hailed as an overdue “landmark” for the Scots fleet.

Celebrity chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall called it a “historic turning point” in European fisheries management.

Reforms to the much-maligned Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) were backed by 502 votes to 137 — with 27 abstentions — in the European Parliament yesterday.

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