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Owen Patterson MP called out by Reality Check on Discard Allegation

Owen Patterson MP called out by Reality Check on Discard Allegation

The EU Commission has published an evaluation of the implementation of the eel regulation, 12 years after its entry into force.Owen Patterson, the Conservative MP for North Shropshire, has been called out by BBC Reality Check over his claims that a million tons of dead fish has been thrown back into the sea each year by UK fishermen because of the discard ban.