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Fishing reforms could cost 1,000 jobs

Scottish fishing leaders have warned that proposals for reform of the Common Fisheries Policy could lead to the loss of more than 1,000 jobs in the industry and the scrapping of 400 boats.

The European Commission says it wants to end over-fishing and the dumping of fish at sea, forcing skippers to land all their catch.

  • 14 Jul 2011