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On 13 Jan 2011 at 10:29pm jrsussex wrote:
No doubt some posters have watched Hugh Fearnly-Whittingstall channel 4 programme this evening on the matter of discard, throwing perfectly good, but dead, fish back into the sea, and hopefully like me are horrified.
Setting aside the environmental issues and the rights and wrongs of the practice (as positive as they are) the bottom line is that in a world where so many people suffer food shortages the practice of throwing away such large quantities of good food is disgraceful and must be stopped.
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On 13 Jan 2011 at 10:58pm Dems da rules wrote:
If they catch to much or catch the wrong thing they have to chuck them back, not really a waste when they probably just go into the circle of life and are eating by something else. If you watc procrams like trawlermen, they do try to throw them back alive.
But sometimes this isnt possible. But I think they would rather throw fish back then get a massive fine off the law for catching the wrong thing or to much!
After all they are only fish
On 13 Jan 2011 at 11:00pm Capt. Haddock wrote:
Also worth watching Christopher Hird's film of Charles Clover's book 'The End of the Line'. h++p://endoftheline.com/
On 14 Jan 2011 at 9:50am Geezer wrote:
Dems da rules wrote: 'After all they are only fish'

And there we have it. They are only fish, it's only the sea, it's only air, they are only trees, they are only animals. And with that attitude towards life we finish up where we are today.
On 14 Jan 2011 at 9:55am 'ere be monsters wrote:
Geezer (Pun intended)
On 14 Jan 2011 at 10:25am Geezer wrote:
Nice one 'ere be...
On 14 Jan 2011 at 11:04am jrsussex wrote:
Cannot agree with some of the comments. I can never recall such a wholesale waste of perfectly edible fish. Fishermen may well make an attempt to throw the fish back live but clearly from the TV programme that, in the main, does not happen. The fish were quite clearly dead.
I normally take the view that we should leave nature to take its course and the world will remain much as it has throughout its history but this is not nature. The cause of the discard of fish is a EU rule and as it clearly leads to hundreds of tons of edible fish being thrown away then it needs to be reviewed.
On 14 Jan 2011 at 11:41am Sam Spam wrote:
do/will any of the chip-shops in Lewes or the outlying villages start serving mackerel or any other fish that HFW was on about?....back in Ireland (when I were a lad) we had all sorts of stuff from the chippie (even smoked cod which I still have when I go over there as a treat) but we all seem to be less adventurous these days....maybe it's time for Bill's to do a Fishy Friday once a month!?..
On 14 Jan 2011 at 12:58pm Brixtonbelle wrote:
Buy your fish at Terry's - mostly local and sustainably caught in small boats and landed at newhaven (although not sure about the salmon they sell, which is locally cured but probably farmed). The scallops are divine, just wish they would get pollack more often
On 14 Jan 2011 at 1:22pm Taff wrote:
The French fishermen never adhered to the EU stupidity. They keep all the dead fish, sizeable or small and use it. Makes far more sense to me. Stupid rules from the EU I agree but what does that say about our fishermen. Abide by the rules and achieve a failing business?
Though any live undersize fish should be returned to the sea.
On 14 Jan 2011 at 1:50pm Sam Spam wrote:
agreed, Terry's fish shop rules!.....regular in there (they have scraps on s Saturday closing for our cat too!)....maybe it's time for them to cook some and sell it in the shop?...just a thought!
On 15 Jan 2011 at 7:01pm TeeHee wrote:
Terry's a bit fishy. Prefers to be called Lee.

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