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Fishing rules

Officials in Europe have agreed to change rules on fishing which will allow the industry on the East Coast to have more control.

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Whitby's fishing industry

The fishing industry in our region is to get more local control.

The EU Council has agreed that Britain should be allowed to meet quotas with neighbouring countries - instead of having to follow rules set by landlocked nations. The Council also said there should be a ban on the practice of throwing dead fish back into the sea once quotas have been met.

Fisheries minister Richard Benyon has been telling us how it will affect the industry in Whitby.

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