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New proposals for Common Fisheries Policy to be announced Wednesday

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall with the Fish Fight counter outside the EU Parliament Building in Brussels

An amazing 691,000 people have already signed up to the Fish Fight, but THIS is the week when we need more support than ever.

The draft proposals for the new CFP will be published in Brussels at noon on Wednesday 13th July.

The world’s media will be there, and we want them to be dazzled by our interactive counter, whizzing up towards a million signatures.

This is another big chance to show how strongly people feel about the need to protect both our fish stocks and our fishermen’s livelihoods - before it's too late.

'Victory in ethical fishing fight'

Monday's front cover of the Metro featured the latest breakthrough for the Fish Fight Campaignreak

As you may have seen, there’s been a lot of press this week claiming victory for the Fish Fight campaign.


But it's too early to start celebrating.

We understand that the proposals will recommend a discard ban, and that it wouldn’t have happened without you. But that's all it is, I'm afraid - recommendations.

Wednesday’s publication is just the first step in the reform process that will take another 18 months to complete.

That means there’s plenty of time for the politicians and decision makers to reject these proposals.

So it’s more important than ever to keep up the pressure, or this small victory could easily be lost.

Read the full article here >

We need your help more than ever

If you haven't already signed up, please DO SO NOW at fishfight.net!

If you have, please spread the word one more time across Facebook, Twitter or via email. Especially to people you know living in Europe.

Lets get the number past the million-mark by the end of the week!

Thank you again for your support!

HFW
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

Want to spread the word with a free Fish Fight window sticker?

Fish Fight window sticker
You can now spread the word about the campaign wherever you travel. Simply send us a stamped self-addressed envelope and we will send you a Fish Fight car sticker absolutely free.

Please send your envelope to: Fish Fight Car Sticker, 101 St John Street, London, EC1M 4AS.

 

Over 645,000 supporters

But we still need more!


Please continue to help spread the word. Email this newsletter to a friend, or three!

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The Fish Fight team have been busy finishing off the follow up programme for Channel 4.

Thanks to your amazing support, lots of things have changed since January and Hugh will be updating you on it all: in the supermarkets, out at sea and now even in Brussels.

It will hit the Channel 4 screens in early August, but when we get an exact date we'll update our Facebook and Twitter pages.

Mackerel on the menu

Have you tried this tasty and sustainable alternative yet?

If your local doesn’t have mackerel on the menu, ask them why not!

Then add them to the MackMap and we’ll do the rest.

 
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