Fishermen fear discards ban could cost Scottish fleet dear
Hard-pressed fishing communities face more hardship if a looming ban on discards at sea is badly managed, industry chiefs warned last night.
The Scottish Fishermen’s Federation said skippers were still largely in the dark about the details of how the ban would work.
With some limited exceptions, discards – fish dumped at sea because it is unmarketable or cannot be landed under the current catch rules – are to be phased out progressively between 2015 and 2019.
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