EU divided over proposed ban on discards

chrono_war01

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http://www.seafoodsource.com/newsarticledetail.aspx?id=9401

01 March, 2011 - EU Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki’s proposal to ban the practice of discarding fish at sea, which she unveiled at a meeting in Brussels on Tuesday, is drawing a flurry of reaction from politicians, fishermen and industry players; some are applauding her proposal, while others are calling it draconian.
This seems like a great idea on paper, but I honestly don't see how it would be feasible for the industry nor do I see any wide-spread support for it from the industry either.

Unless there can be some sort of huge innovation in terms of limiting by-catch and discards in addition to the public starting to be less queasy about eating fish that's less commonly seen as 'edible', I don't see this being realistic at all.
 

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Without much knowledge on how much this would limit catches (because the holds were partially filled with undesireables), it would seem counter to what I have been taught about the benefit of leaving the dead as food for the living.
 

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I maybe digressing, but I'm sure if you give the Chinese enough time, we could make any by-catch into a semi-edible state,. Heck, if stranded Archis were common along the Chinese coast, we'd probably have a recipe to make it not as...ammonia flavored as it originally is.
 

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