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August 26, 2008

Dirty Fishing, Documented

Earlier this month, the Norwegian coastguard captured dramatic footage of a ship called the Prolific discarding up to 80% of its catch of endangered fish in British waters by exploiting a loophole in EU law, which sets quotas for fish landed at ports, not what is actually caught at sea.As the Guardian environment blogger observed, “The wasteful consequences of Europe’s fisheries policies, though well-known, are rather abstract to most people – it all happens a long way out at sea. And that’s the power of the video.”Couldn’t have said it better myself — this video is what our dirty fishing campaign is all about.