Fishfight Campaign Timeline

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  • Hugh Boards Seagull Trawler

    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.
  • Fish Fight Website Launched

    Fish Fight Website Launched
    The Fish Fight campaign website goes live.
  • Hugh Takes The Campaign to Brussels

    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.
  • Hugh Investigates Discards in Ramsgate

    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
  • Hugh Holds a Sustainable BBQ on Westminster Green

    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.
  • Tesco Change Tuna Policy

    Tesco Change Tuna Policy
    Tesco escape last place in new tinned tuna league table with spectacular policy u-turn. Read more here.
  • Fish Fight Website Re-launch

    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.
  • Hugh's Fish Fight Episode 1

    Hugh's Fish Fight Episode 1
    The first episode of Hugh's Fish Fight is broadcasted on Channel 4. Watch it on 4oD here.
  • Hugh's Fish Fight Episode 2

    Hugh's Fish Fight Episode 2
    The second episode of Hugh's Fish Fight is broadcasted on Channel 4. Watch it on 4oD here.
  • Hugh's Fish Fight Episode 3

    Hugh's Fish Fight Episode 3
    The third episode of Hugh's Fish Fight is broadcasted on Channel 4. Watch it on 4oD here.
  • 500,000 sign-ups!

    500,000 sign-ups!
    Support for the Fish Fight campaign explodes and the amount of sign-ups hits 500,000.
  • Sales of Sustainable Seafood Soar

    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

    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"

    EU Fisheries Comissioner Pledges to End
    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

    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 & 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 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

    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.
  • Fish Fight window at Selfridges

    Fish Fight window at Selfridges
  • Fish Fight Motion passed in House of Commons

    Fish Fight Motion passed in House of Commons
  • Fish Fight wins BAFTA

    Fish Fight wins BAFTA
  • CFP proposal published. Discard ban included

    CFP proposal published. Discard ban included
  • 'The Battle Continues' on C4

    'The Battle Continues' on C4
    C4
  • Norway, Sweden, Denmark ban discards

  • 60,000 emails sent to MEPs

    60,000 emails sent to MEPs
  • Rise in sustainable seafood products in the UK

    Rise in sustainable seafood products in the UK