CCTV cameras could help to save fish

  • 9 November 2011
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Watch John's report about fish!

A simple video camera could change the way fish are caught at sea.

Every day thousands of tonnes of fish are caught but then thrown away without being eaten.

In a system called 'fishing quotas', fishing boats are only allowed to bring a certain amount of fish back to shore. If they bring too much back, the extra fish have to be thrown away.

But now a video camera monitors the number of fish being discarded, and the waste is much lower.

The organisers of the system say it's been a success. Watch John's report to find out more...