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The controversial practice of fisherman dumping dead fish back into the sea - so they don't go over their quotas - is a step closer to being banned. It's after members of the European Parliament voted for a set of reforms to the fisheries policy.
The legislation - that could go through next year is also designed to protect endangered stocks. So, has the news been positively recieved by the regions' fishing fleets - from Westminster - Phil Hornby sends this.
The Green MEP for the South East is backing a radical overhaul of EU rules on commercial fishing. It could see a ban on the 'dumping' of dead fish into the sea to meet quotas.