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About Me: Writer, broadcaster and campaigner - and food lover!

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NFFO Response

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The National Federation of Fisherman’s Organisations (NFFO) have accused me of misleading the public about the scale of the discards problem. They’ve produced a graph showing that the Read More ›

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Hugh on Newsnight Tonight

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Ben Webster’s article in the Times today accuses me of ‘misleading’ the public about discards. Unfortunately he used barely any of the information or quotes I gave him yesterday. I Read More ›

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Last night's discards ban

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Hello,I'm delighted that Europe's fish ministers are still agreeing that discards will be banned, but the devil is in the detail. What they agreed last night is weaker and harder-to-enforce than the Read More ›

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Fish Fight: Open letter to Dr. Ruth Brown

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Dear Ruth,  Thanks for taking the time to write with your views on the latest Fish Fight programme. I am sorry that you feel disillusioned with the campaign, and that you feel we misrepresented Read More ›

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Join our march to Westminster

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Hello, To show the government how much support there is for more marine protection, and the 127 MCZs (Marine Conservation Zones), I’ve joined up with our friends at the Marine Conservation Read More ›

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Hello there,It's fantastic news that MEPs in the European Parliament voted today for a strong discards ban and a legally-binding end to overfishing. I hope in years to come this will be seen as a Read More ›

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Reaction: Marine Conservation Society downgrades mackerel

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It's very sad news that fears about overfishing of mackerel have led the Marine Conservation Society (MCS) to take this wonderful fish off their 'Fish to Eat' list.  Fish Fight always follows Read More ›

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Filming in Weston-super-Mare on Thursday

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Hi Fish Fighters, We’re filming for our new series this Thursday between 2.30pm and 4pm, down on the beach at Weston-super-Mare.   It’s going to be a spectacle in what we hope Read More ›

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The price of milk (Times, Thursday 19 July).

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Sir, It is shocking that many dairy farmers are to be paid less for their milk than it costs to produce it. Dairy farming in this country is fast becoming unviable. Milk is a brilliant food but we Read More ›

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Mitch Tonks: a response

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Yesterday food writer Mitch Tonks started a fish fight with me for warning people off cod in this article for The Telegraph. Mitch is setting an admirable example by sourcing Marine Stewardship Read More ›

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