European Ministers Back Plan to Stop Dumping Fish
Chucking tons of fish from fishing boats not that good for the environment
European Union fisheries ministers have agreed to phase out the controversial practice of dumping unwanted fish.
After a tense all-night meeting, ministers said a ban on "discards" should be phased in, starting in January 2014 for certain types of fish.
It is a victory for campaigners who have demanded the end of a practice that has brought the EU into disrepute.