Media Release: Extension of catch quota scheme welcomed

RESPONDING to the announcement today (14 Feb) by the Scottish Government to expand Scotland’s innovative ‘catch quota’ trials, where fishermen can land more fish while catching less of the wrong species, [1]

Dr Mireille Thom, marine policy officer at WWF Scotland, said:

“We welcome the possibility of testing this voluntary system further as its aim is to encourage more selective fishing, leading to less fish being taken from the sea and cutting down on wasteful discards.

“It also provides up to date and reliable data which is crucial for providing up to date scientific advice to those managing our fisheries.”


Notes to Editors

[1] Scottish Government press release

Contact: Mandy Carter
Phone: 01350 728220

Website: http://www.wwfscotland.org.uk