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Fishfight Campaign Timeline

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Screen%20shot%202011 03 14%20at%2014.39.14 small square Hugh Boards Seagull Trawler Hugh joined the crew of the Seagull white fish trawler, and saw the shocking scale of quota-driven discards for himself. View on YouTube.
Screen%20shot%202011 03 14%20at%2014.34.45 small square Fish Fight Website Launched The Fish Fight campaign website goes live.
Screen%20shot%202011 03 14%20at%2015.15.59 small square Hugh Takes The Campaign to Brussels View on YouTubeHugh travels to Brussels to meet MEP's in an attempt to bring discards to the top of their agenda and highlight the Fish Fight Campaign.
Screen%20shot%202011 03 14%20at%2014.39.14 small square Hugh Investigates Discards in Ramsgate Hugh follows some Ramsgate fishermen to sea to land some of the fish they've been forced to discard. View on YouTube
Screen%20shot%202011 03 14%20at%2014.43.14 small square Hugh Holds a Sustainable BBQ on Westminster Green Hugh and a fleet of boats sail up the Thames to Westminster to make that point that EU Fisheries policies need to change. View on YouTube.
Screen%20shot%202011 03 14%20at%2014.49.21 small square Tesco Change Tuna Policy Tesco escape last place in new tinned tuna league table with spectacular policy u-turn. Read more here.
Screen%20shot%202011 03 14%20at%2014.34.45 small square Fish Fight Website Re-launch The Fish Fight campaign website is upgraded and re-launched in preparation for the airing of the Channel 4 programme Hugh's Fish Fight.
Fish fight txcard small square Hugh's Fish Fight Episode 1 The first episode of Hugh's Fish Fight is broadcasted on Channel 4. Watch it on 4oD here.
Fish fight txcard small square Hugh's Fish Fight Episode 2 The second episode of Hugh's Fish Fight is broadcasted on Channel 4. Watch it on 4oD here.
Fish fight txcard small square Hugh's Fish Fight Episode 3 The third episode of Hugh's Fish Fight is broadcasted on Channel 4. Watch it on 4oD here.
Screen%20shot%202011 03 14%20at%2014.56.31 small square 500,000 sign-ups! Support for the Fish Fight campaign explodes and the amount of sign-ups hits 500,000.
Screen%20shot%202011 03 14%20at%2015.03.58 small square 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.
Screen%20shot%202011 03 14%20at%2015.08.38 small square Discards is Discussed in Prime Minister’s Questions Zac Goldsmith MP raised the issue of the Common Fisheries Reform at Prime Minister’s Questions.
Screen%20shot%202011 03 14%20at%2015.34.57 small square 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.
Screen%20shot%202011 03 14%20at%2015.06.21 small square 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.
Screen%20shot%202011 03 14%20at%2016.29.50 small square 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 tuna chunks in sunflower oil 185g small square 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 policy small square 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.
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Fish%20fight house%20of%20commons banner small square Fish Fight Motion passed in House of Commons Fish Fight Motion
Fish fight bafta small square Fish Fight wins BAFTA BAFTA
Picture%2010 small square CFP proposal published. Discard ban included CFP proposal published
Hugh's%20big%20fish%20fight%20update small square 'The Battle Continues' on C4 C4
Timeline small square Norway, Sweden, Denmark ban discards discards ban
Eu small square 60,000 emails sent to MEPs MEPs
Cod small square Rise in sustainable seafood products in the UK sustainable seafood