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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!

Friday, 15 January 2016

Trouble brewing north of the border over cod and the LO.

Ian Duncan, the Conservative MEP for Scotland, has slammed EU rules that will mean fishermen who catch white fish will be treated differently to those who fish mackerel or herring.
When the Fish Discard Ban passed through Parliament, Ian helped negotiate a two-year 'period of grace' whereby fishermen would not be penalised for accidental or unintended breaches of the new law, but rather provided with guidance on the rules.
The introduction of the  Discard Ban has been phased, with pelagic species, such as herring and mackerel, covered from 1st January 2015, while most white fish species, including haddock, whiting, and saithe, will be covered from 1st January 2016. Cod will be covered only from 1st January 2017. The intention of the rules was to ensure that fishermen were treated fairly and that the two year grace period would apply to all fisheries as they came under the discard ban.
However, the European Council argues that the 'period of grace’ for all fisheries started on 1st of January 2015, for all species. The effect of this interpretation is that only the pelagic fisheries will benefit from the full two-year period of grace. White fish fishermen will have only 12 months of grace, and those who fish for cod will secure no grace whatever, despite the fact it is the inclusion of cod which will present the most significant challenge to fishermen.
Today, Ian raised the issue with the Dutch Fisheries Minister, Martijn Van Dam, representing the European Council and secured agreement that the Council would look into the matter. Consequently, Ian has written formally to Mr Van Dam.
Commenting, Ian said:
"The current interpretation of this law is madness. For a period of grace to run out before the trickiest of species is affected by the ban, specifically cod, is baffling. Cod fishermen will rightly be furious. I will continue to fight to ensure that this daft approach is reversed."