The Landing Obligation (also know as the discard ban) means that certain catches of fish are no longer allowed to be discarded at sea. The full Landing Obligation comes into force on 1 January 2019. We answer some common questions.
Today the Marine Management Organisation has published analysis showing where fish were caught before being landed. This includes activity by UK vessels and other EU Member States’ vessels in North East Atlantic waters.
Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing is estimated to cost over £8.5 billion a year globally. We work closely with EU Member States and third countries to help tackle this. Read more about our recent discussions in Vigo, Spain.
Since the UK voted to leave the EU the proportion of questions the MMO receives from the public and media about commercial fishing has increased.