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tahir



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 07 1:00 pm    Post subject: ASDA bans monkfish  Reply with quote    

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/6318925.stm

About blinking time. Doesn't say whether they've banned all fish caught using beam trawling.

Be nice to see others follow suit.

Northern_Lad



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 07 1:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

...I read this yesterday, but I got too wound up thinking about the millions of chickens they still abuse, and all the other carp they get up to.

Nice move, but soooooooo much more for them to do. (stop advertising for one. The amount of times I've switched over due to their adverts with kids 'singing' and then forgotten to switch back... )

tahir



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 07 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Little steps....

I'm sure they sell a significant amount of monkfish so hopefully it'll have a bit of an impact somewhere. Wonder if any of the other majors have adopted this policy, anyone care to email Waitrose, sainsburys etc to see where they stand on this?

Northern_Lad



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 07 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
Little steps....

I'm sure they sell a significant amount of monkfish so hopefully it'll have a bit of an impact somewhere. Wonder if any of the other majors have adopted this policy, anyone care to email Waitrose, sainsburys etc to see where they stand on this?


Lots of Monkfish? From Asda? Their target market thinks recycled fish-fingers pre impregnated with ketchup is the hight of sofistication!

tahir



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 07 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Northern_Lad wrote:
Lots of Monkfish? From Asda? Their target market thinks recycled fish-fingers pre impregnated with ketchup is the hight of sofistication!


Irrelevant, in the scheme of things if they sell a single monkfish a day at each of their stores that's ever so slightly a lot more than my fishmonger Tony....

Bernie66



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 07 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Emailed Sainsburys through their site. Wait and see if its important to them at all.

Bernie66



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 07 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

And Tesco

Penny Outskirts



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 07 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Waitrose contact if you have an e-mail ready to send

Kate_vanBeek@JohnLewis.co.uk

Bernie66



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 07 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Tis done

hedgewitch



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 07 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Northern_Lad wrote:
tahir wrote:
Little steps....

I'm sure they sell a significant amount of monkfish so hopefully it'll have a bit of an impact somewhere. Wonder if any of the other majors have adopted this policy, anyone care to email Waitrose, sainsburys etc to see where they stand on this?


Lots of Monkfish? From Asda? Their target market thinks recycled fish-fingers pre impregnated with ketchup is the hight of sofistication!


Could be on for the McD/lapdancing and cider offer from the other thread, then

I'm suspicious of this and not sure it is a step in the right direction as I agree with NL that they probably sell very little. If that's the case, it could equally be seen as loosing a not very profitable line for a lot of good PR. And it would nicely back the chains that do sell more of this kind of fish into a corner at no, (or very little) cost to Asda.

sparky



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 07 2:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

not beeing funny but how els do you think you will be able to catch monkfish well any bottome dwelling fish for that matter as they dont just jump into your shopping baskit nowadays

yes i think consevation is an issue but not the ways you fish as it is the only practical means of catching the amount needed so you can all have your brain food

hay dont plow the feelds eather cos that is the same thing

but just like the national trust land you cannot touch there is also larg areas were you cant fish

tahir



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 07 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Sparky, yes there is truth to what you say but it's also true that beam trawling has a huge impact on the sea floor. Any move to reduce it (and the amazing amount of "byctach" that it must entail has to be a good thing. Agree with HW, maybe they are doing it to have an effect on other retailers, if tit for tat actions by retailers lead to an improvement across the board we all win don't we?

Much better than tit for tat price wars.

sparky



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 07 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

beam trawlers dont realy have that much of a by catch compaird to dredgers witch do the same amount of damage but only target scollops there aloance of bycatch is 10% now i know the actual amount caught can exceed that by a large amount
meening thay would have to dump all the extra fish cought witch is now dead
so in turms of banning monk ban scoolops instead to show thay are hellping (thay wont do that as it is mor popular than monk and the proffit is grater)so i think it is just a poor attempt to look good

tahir



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 07 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Interesting. I suppose at the end of the day we need to reduce:

a) the total amount of fishing
b) the amount of dead fish thrown back
c) the environmental impact of techniques used

Anything that makes even a bit of an impact on any of the above is I think welcome. The thing that kills me really is the amount of "over quota" or "bycatch" that has to be "returned", fat lot of good returning tonnes of dead fish to the sea eh?

And I don't really swallow the line that farming fish is sustainable either.

tahir



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 07 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

tahir wrote:
And I don't really swallow the line that farming fish is sustainable either.


Although a system like say mussels/oysters that doesn't rely on external feed/medicine inputs is OK (I think).

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