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Where can I buy fresh fish? - here's where!

Here are the best places to source your fish online, some locally, some nationally - there's sure to be a supply of fresh UK fish being sold somewhere near you!
Fresh fish sales across the UK from Fish on Friday
Fresh fish either delivered or available in your area - mainly the South west from Plymouth initiative, Call4Fish.
Fresh fish from all over Cornwall - from the Cornwall Good Seafood Guide - many fish supplied direct from the fishermen!
If you need to know more any of these organisations are only to willing to help - if you want to be included or just want to know where to buy fresh fish near you!

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Choke fears on skate and ray - SE landings obligation warning

The early exhaustion of the skates and rays quota for the eastern channel (VIId) has raised the spectre of widespread fleet tie-ups under the landing obligation, unless the issue is addressed directly. Tony Delahunty, Chairman of the NFFO, and also Chairman of the Federation’s South East Committee, has voiced his concerns about the future.

“It is bad enough that we face a closure on this important fishery in September with three months more of the year to run. But my fear is that if this was repeated under the landings obligation then practically the whole South East fleet would have to tie up or face the risk of prosecution. The boats will be in the impossible legal position of not being able to discard the fish, but not able to legally land them either.”

“This underscores the need for the regional discard plans, when they appear, to provide a way out of this impasse. We know that conservation of skates and rays are difficult because there are many different individual species with different conservation status. But the solution definitely does not lie with blanket measures and fleet tie-ups.”

“In the meantime, it is vital that the MMO does all it can to get this fishery reopened by swapping in additional quota, domestically, or more likely through an international swap.”