Tuesday 10 May 2011

Lobby your local MP now! To help protect UK sea fish stocks - Fish Fight

Firstly big apologies, I have a post about a brilliant fishing trip in April which I've been struggling time-wise to finish, but it'll be on here ASAP.

For now though, I think it's important to bring to your attention the fact that the "Fish Fight Early Day Motion" (yes, that of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall's TV programme fame) is going to be debated in the House of Commons THIS THURSDAY AFTERNOON!  So, to ensure the issue gets the amount of attention and thought it deserves, we all need to make sure our MPs know that their constituents consider it to be a very important issue.  Click on the link below, which will take you to the Fish Fight website.  Follow the instructions and within 2 minutes you will have emailed your MP with a basic message, urging them to give the issue their support:


Personally, I think that overfishing in general has/is raping our sea fish stocks, so over-quota discard is only a small part of the overall problem, but this motion getting seen in the Commons is a start.  If it grabs the nation's attention and can start to change attitudes of both politicians and the fish-buying public then our seas might just have a chance at some day recovering to their former glories, so I'm all for it.  Emailing your local MP is free and only takes a minute or two with the pre-formatted message (or you can write your own).

That's all for now but you'll be hearing from me very soon regarding my exploits at a certain trout reservoir near Buxton, called Errwood...

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