MCS backs Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's discard protest

Richard Harrington By: Richard Harrington
Date posted: 16 November 2010

MCS backs Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s discard protest TV chef wants to see an end to ‘insane’ waste of perfectly edible fish MCS has put its name to a campaign, to be officially launched by River Cottage chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall in early 2011, to highlight the much criticised practice of discarding.

MCS backs Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s discard protest TV chef wants to see an end to ‘insane’ waste of perfectly edible fish MCS has put its name to a campaign, to be officially launched by River Cottage chef Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall in early 2011, to highlight the much criticised practice of discarding. Discards are fish that can be eaten but are thrown overboard-dead-either because they take the catch over quota or because they are deemed to be poor quality or low grade. Half of all fish caught in the North Sea are thrown overboard in this way. That equates to almost a million fish discarded. Fish that could be eaten. You can sign up here:

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