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An EU plan to pay fishermen to catch plastic will help save our waters from waste while providing fleets with alternative income.

Dan Gould
  • 6 may 2011


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This article titled “Fishing for plastic to save our seas” was written by Callum Roberts, for guardian.co.uk on Friday 6th May 2011 16.03 UTC

Rarely has a TV campaign been won so convincingly. In January this year, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Fish Fight programme persuaded over 600,000 of us to support a ban on the wasteful practice of throwing dead fish back into the sea. The European commission listened and has announced it intends to ban discarding fish.

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