This is a quick recap and update on the Fish Fight Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall has been researching and filming.
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Half of all fish caught in the North Sea are thrown back overboard dead
Hugh has been traveling around the UK countryside talking to fishermen, marine conservationists, politicians, supermarket bosses and the fish eating public. The result is a series going to air this month on Channel 4 in UK.
Hugh is looking for public support. You don’t have to live in the UK or even in Europe to support Hugh and his collection of star studded celebrity chefs, actors, comedians and the like on their crusade to change this outrageous waste of food.
Put simply, there are very popular types of fish which have a limit or quota as to how many can be caught and brought to shore. It is unavoidable that many other fish are caught too. These are the poor little mites which are then thrown back (the majority of them dead) as they are the “unwanted” species.
Hugh, and his supporters aim to have an influence in the new policies which will be negotiated soon. He doesn’t aim to be a policy dictator but help the decision makers to see the consequences of their decisions. GO YOU GOOD THING!
You can join the fight and help support major policy change by signing up for the fish fight here. Go on – you know you want to!