Fish discards vote ‘landmark’
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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