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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.

UK looks towards Norwegian Fisheries Policy post-Brexit

UK looks towards Norwegian Fisheries Policy post-Brexit

As the deadline approaches for UK fisheries to leave the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and become an independent coastal state, a recent meeting in London between Norwegian officials and the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Fisheries (APPG) discussed how Norway manages their fisheries policy.

DEFRA reacts to Guardian criticism in ‘bulldoze’ article

DEFRA reacts to Guardian criticism in ‘bulldoze’ article

The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has issued a reply to an article called  “These three post-Brexit bills bulldoze a hole through environmental protections” from Guardian journalist, Fiona Harvey.