Farming Today This Week
Earlier this week MEPs voted through reforms to the Common Fisheries Policy. They cover discards, trawling, greater regionalisation and help for fishing communities. The aim is to make fishing more sustainable. Farming Today asks what the ban on discards will mean for both fishermen and conservationists.
The UK fishing fleet has declined dramatically over the last seventy years. In the 1930s Britain's fishing industry employed nearly 50,000 people. By last year, that number had dropped to 12,500. Charlotte Smith talks to the Cornish Fish Producers Organisation, and to the Marine Conservation Society, to ask what the future looks like both for the industry and for the fish stocks of the future.
Presented by Charlotte Smith and produced by Emma Campbell.