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Thursday, 3 April 2014

The Discard Action Group is a forum for the discussion of industry-wide problems relating to discards.

Here's a chance to get some direct input to Seafish over the impending imposition of the discards ban!

The Discard Action Group (DAG) was set up by Seafish in 2009 in light of the many initiatives being adopted by the fishing industry to reduce discards. It is a prime example of an integrated, interdisciplinary, co-operative approach to the issue, and is the only UK cross-industry group addressing the discards issue from all perspectives.

The group is indicative of the whole seafood supply chain with representatives from the catching sector, environmental non-governmental organisations, legislators, regulators, technologists, scientists, retailers, foodservice and, where appropriate, the media. It is a key forum to allow individual interests to have a voice in the debate and to explore means by which discarding can be reduced to the minimum level practicable.

The group is chaired by Mike Park, Seafish Board member and Chief Executive, Scottish White Fish Producers Association Limited. The group meets three times a year.

The Discard Action Group Terms of Reference can be read here, and below are listed the minutes from previous meetings.

The Discard Action Group last met on 12 March 2014 at Fishmongers Hall, London. The presentations are below and the minutes will follow in due course. The next meeting is likely to be early July 2014.

Download a copy of the Seafish Discards Guide here.

For more information about the Discard Action Group please contact Karen Green.