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UK trawlers ignoring ban on discarding edible fish at sea

Lords say government failing to act as industry blames non-compliance on ‘flawed design’

Public backing for a ban on discarding edible fish at sea has been thwarted by the reluctance of the fishing industry and the government to put an end to the wasteful practice, the House of Lords has found.

Discards were officially banned in January, after a five-year phase-in period, but the practice appears to have continued, with the government failing to take action, said a Lords EU energy and environment subcommittee report.

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