Support for the Fish Fight campaign explodes and the amount of sign-ups hits 500,000.
Sales of Sustainable Seafood Soar
The Guardian reports that sales of "alternative" species of fish and seafood soar after being championed in the Fish Fight campaign. Read the article here.
Discards is Discussed in Prime Minister’s Questions
Zac Goldsmith MP raised the issue of the Common Fisheries Reform at Prime Minister’s Questions.
EU Fisheries Comissioner Pledges to End "Nightmare of Discards"
Maria Damanaki, EU commissioner for fisheries, pledges that no more fish will be thrown away by fleets in European seas under reforms soon to be presented to ministers. Read more about it here.
Damanaki calls an Extraordinary Meeting and Proposes Ban on Discards
Fisheries Commissioner Maria Damanaki proposes to regulate fleets through limits on fishing time and greater use of measures such as CCTV. She speaks with delegates from EU member states in Brussels with the aim of finalising plans later in the year. Read more about it here.
UK, Denmark, France & Germany Sign Declaration
UK, Denmark, France and Germany sign a declaration, which backs the gradual introduction of discard bans and commits the countries to an ambitious reform of the CFP. Read more here.
Princes Change Labelling
Princes, the largest tinned tuna supplier in the UK, commit to making a dramatic change in the way they source their tuna. Read more here.
Morrisons Announces Policy Change
The Independent reports that supermarket chain Morrisons would ban purse seining using fish-aggregating devices, or Fads, by the end of 2013.
Full article here.