I write in response to John Tulloch’s letter: “How many turns?”
The European Parliament’s fumbling around with the discard ban that would have brought cod into the mix a year early was overturned on 11th December following the intervention of myself and colleagues in my political group.
Mr Tulloch’s confusion results from the fact that the Fishing News is a weekly paper, and things moved on during the week.
To be clear, the discard ban for demersal fish will be introduced on a phased basis, with cod included only on 1st January 2017, as per the original agreement.
Conservative MEP for Scotland,
Rue Wiertz 60,