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 historic turning point in Europe's fisheries management.
It's over two years since we launched the Fish Fight campaign, and this is one of the major results we’ve been campaigning for.
We're really grateful to the thousands of Fish Fighters across Europe who emailed MEPs over the last few days, and helped to head off a last-ditch attempt by some politicians to fatally weaken the discards ban.
All credit to British MEPs and Richard Benyon for the part they've played in this result, helped by the hard work the British fleet is doing on reducing discards.
The European Parliament is sending a really strong message to the Council of Ministers as we go into the next stage of turning the Common Fisheries Policy into law.
We need to keep fighting to make sure that the implementation of the ban is rigorous and effective and achieves its principle aim: to eliminate the waste of good fish and help the industry towards a more sustainable future.
Our 850,000 supporters deserve nothing less.