MPs debate Common Fisheries Policy

13 May 2011

Zac Goldsmith, Conservative MP for Richmond Park, moved a Backbench Business debate in the House of Commons on Thursday 12 May 2011 on 'fish discards' and the Common Fisheries Policy.

The debate focused on the role of the EU Common Fisheries Policy and the number of fish that are discarded into the sea as a result.

Watch and read the views expressed by MPs during the debate on Parliament TV or in Commons Hansard. 

Find current parliamentary material on Fisheries in the Topics section on the Parliament website.


Debates are an opportunity for MPs to discuss government policy, proposed new laws and current issues. It allows MPs to voice the concerns and interests of their constituents.

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