Sensationalism mars fishing debate

The fishing industry wants to minimise the number of discarded fish; the issue is finding the right approach.

No other issue in the context of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) reform has attracted more attention than the proposed ban on discards – causing heated debate amongst policymakers, civil society, industry, and opinion-makers. The ‘discard ban’ has become a new milestone against which the success of the CFP reform is likely to be measured.

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