The NFFO works on many fronts to demonstrate and realise a sustainable future for the fishing industry. Sustainability is the bedrock of a vibrant and profitable future and the fishing industry can demonstrate in a number of concrete ways what it is doing to achieve it.
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Between 2002 and 2012 the English fleet reduced its discards by around 50%.
The NFFO engages with government and works with various partners to facilitate bottom-up solutions to environmental problems.
The fishing industry, and the public generally, are much more conscious than earlier generations about the impact of plastics on the marine environment.
For reasons that are not certain, environmental conditions at present do not favour the reproduction of cod in the North Sea, Irish Sea, or West of Scotland.
With the demand for seafood increasing year on year it is crucial that the sector is well equipped to keep pace and ensure enough fish is landed in a manner that is sustainable.
The nation’s fishermen have joined forces with Masterchef presenter and food writer Gregg Wallace to encourage more people to try new types of home caught fish.
New research from the National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations has found hake to currently be the UK’s most sustainable fish.
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