- Posted by: Valerie Vaz MP
- Category: News
Recently Valerie showed her support for the Sustainable Livestock Bill by attending an event called “Celebrating Sustainable Foods” at the Houses of Parliament with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and Levi Roots.
Valerie is also a supporter of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Fish Fight Campaign and has signed Early Day Motion 1123: “That this House welcomes the resolution of the `Fish Fight’ campaign to eliminate the environmentally and economically damaging practice of discarding fish before landing; is concerned that up to half of all fish trawled in the North Sea are thrown back either dead or dying; further welcomes the campaign’s support for the sustainable use of discard species by retailers, suppliers and restaurants to stimulate the creation of new markets for lesser known species; and calls on the Government to demand strong reform of the European Union Common Fisheries Policy to institute a regionalised, ecosystems-based management framework which incentivises the use of selective gear, uses real-time management, including temporary closures, and establishes ecosystem catch quotas rather than single-species landing quotas.”
For more information about Hugh’s Fish Fight, please see this website: http://www.fishfight.net/