Press release

Ending the dreadful waste of fish discards

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Defra is working to end discards.

Conservation and a thriving fishing industry should go hand-in-hand but, as Channel 4’s new fish season shows, the broken European quota system makes this almost impossible and has led to the terrible waste of discarded fish. 

In this video UK Fisheries Minister, Richard Benyon, talks about the ways that Defra is working to end discards. 

Find out more about Defra’s work to end fish discards.