Our reporter Kathy Wardle is in Newlyn, covering the story that fishermen are to be banned from throwing surplus fish overboard. There has been a long campaign against the practice.
Europe has agreed to end the controversial policy which sees thousands of tonnes of dead fish thrown back into the seaRead the full story ›
The EU council has agreed a ban on fishermen discarding dead fish but no date has been set and it is subject to more negotiations.
Provisional dates would see a ban on mackerel and herring discards by January, 1 2014 and a ban on whitefish discards (cod, haddock, plaice, sole) phased in 12 months later and fully in place by January 1 2018.
Small scale fishermen in the South West have joined a Greenpeace campaign to demand reform of the Common Fisheries Policy.Read the full story ›
A campaign has begun to stop endangered baby eels being poached and sold for thousands of pounds.
Stocks of elvers have fallen by 95% over the past 20 years. This report comes from one of the poaching hotspots on the River Parrett in Somerset.
A lifeboat crewman has described the rescue of two fishermen off the North Cornish coast this weekend as the most treacherous of his career.
Damien Bolton was the coxswain of the RNLI boat called out to help.
The Port Isaac Inshore Lifeboat was called after a father and son were swept into rough seas at Tregardock near Delabole on Sunday. A 27 year old man survived but it's thought his 60 year old father had drowned before he could be pulled to safety. His son clung on to him until rescuers arrived.
Devon fisherman Ted Tuckerman and his wife are celebrating 60 years of marriage.Read the full story ›
Ted Tuckerman and his wife Gwyn are celebrating 60 years of marriage today.
Ted, who lives in Torquay, is well known nationally and internationally for his experience in fishing.
He is a past England international, competing in world championships, and was manager of the England international team.
His expertise has led him into broadcasting, reporting and writing on all matters fishing for more than 40 years.
Many will still be familiar with Tight Lines, his popular TV angling programme on Westward Television, which ran for almost 20 years.