HALF OF ALL FISH CAUGHT IN THE NORTH SEA ARE THROWN BACK OVERBOARD DEAD! This is due to insane discard laws that mean fishermen are only allowed to fish a certain quota (amount) of different species of fish. This is supposed to protect fish population numbers. However as nets are used to catch these fish, it is impossible to catch only a certain species of fish. If fishermen catch any fish that they have already met their quota for, then by law they have to throw the fish back overboard. However, the time it takes to empty the net and sort through all the fish, means that most fish going back into the water are dead. If you think this is horrific waste of food and of life, and you think laws should be changed, please click the above link to become a supporter of the fishfight!