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Among the infectious diseases, hepatitis B infection (n = 128, 20.71%) was the most common cause for discarding, followed by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) (n = 14, 2.26%), and hepatitis C virus (HCV) (n = 4, 0.64%).
Discarding of other reef fishes was almost exclusively driven by seasonal closures and minimum length limits.
MCS says there is widespread use of large square mesh panels to help reduce discarding and improve selectivity, but despite this the amount of fish discarded from this fishery remains high.
"They didn't want to compromise." The main bone of contention is the plan to end fish discards - a practice commonly used by fishermen to avoid exceeiding the quota (European fishing boats have long been discarding fish, by some estimates up to a quarter of their catch, before entering a port to ensure that they meet the EU's strict quotas).
Mr Davies said: "This agreement signalled fisheries ministers' intentions to end the wasteful practices of discarding fish, to set catching at sustainable levels, to undertake more long term planning and, within this context, to move toward a more regional approach to managing fisheries.
"As far as discards are concerned, no one hates discarding more than our fishermen but there is concern about how a discards ban would work in practice.
Iwonder how many Cardiff citizens are aware of the fact that discarding a cigarette end from your car could bring you a fine of pounds 75 which, if not paid within 14 days, could escalate to as high as pounds 2,500!
With trawler captains barred from discarding them, as they would usually do, because they cannot be landed, the fishermen made greater efforts to avoid them, such as by using better designed gear.
Under the bill, the environment minister will: devise a policy for dealing with radioactive contamination from the accident caused by the earthquake and tsunami; set standards for discarding radioactive waste; designate radioactive contamination areas that require special control; and designate areas where soil is highly contaminated.
Shell fisherman Bob Hill from Blyth said: "Discarding is crazy.
[ClickPress, Tue Jun 07 2011] The campaign to fight the policy of discarding fish -- many dead -- back into the sea has been backed by Boston's MEP.