Findus Group supports new campaign to end discards

November 22, 2010 10:30

Findus Group has welcomed Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's new 'Fish Fight' campaign, which aims to end the practice of discarding fish, reports with reference to Findus Group.

Leendert Den Hollander, managing director, Findus Group UK and Ireland, says, "We welcome this new campaign, which will help improve awareness of one of the most important sustainability issues in EU fisheries.

"We all agree that discarding is a senseless waste of precious resources, we also have to remember this is a very complex problem to solve. Driven by our Fish for Life approach, our business has been actively lobbying for improvement for a number of years, and we are acutely aware there are no easy answers.

"Nevertheless, much of the fish which is currently eaten in the UK comes from outside the EU, sometimes from fisheries where discards are already illegal. Models for better practice already exist and there are growing signs of commitment to solve the issue from the UK fishing industry.

"We're hopeful therefore that - given the right regulatory reform - change can be achieved. Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's campaign adds valuable momentum to that change."

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