Campaigners demand EU fisheries reform

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Campaigners have “posted” a giant fish from Holyrood to Brussels calling on the European Union to transform fisheries management.

The fish represents the thousands of people who have signed the WWF Scotland “More Fish” petition.

It was sent as the European Parliament continues to debate reform of fishing policies.

Scotland’s Environment Secretary Richard Lochhead said: “We must use the best possible scientific advice to conserve our fishing stocks and allow the most vulnerable species to recover. We must also end the scandal of discards, where dead fish are dumped at sea because a fisherman has reached his quota.

“It is vital that fishing policy at all levels, especially in Europe, delivers what Scotland’s fishermen need.”