Sign up for the FISH FIGHT!
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstal, famous chef and supporter of sustainable lifestyle shocked Britain with his January TV show regarding fish discards in the northern seas. EU regulations force fishermen to throw back in the sea half of the daily catch. Thousands of tons of perfectly healthy fish are sorted on board. If the quota of the fisherman for certain species is used up – these fish have to be thrown back – dead. Thousands of tons of endangered species are wasted, sea eco balance destroyed and valuable food source endangered. Hugh´s action received enormous support in the UK and, as it seems, support of the EU Commissioner for this matter, Mrs. Maria Damanaki. However, any EU decision takes a very long time so constant pressure is necessary. Please joint Hugh´s campaign on: http://www.fishfight.net/ In the meantime you can help by consuming wider variety of fish and more sustainable species such as mackerel. Only request for other fish types will give a break to overfished species like tuna or cod.