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Series 2 - Episode 1
Hugh's Fish Fight: Save Our Seas
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If our grandchildren and their grandchildren have seas that still throng with life, then Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall may be remembered as some kind of superhero. His campaign to save marine environments from aggressive fishing methods is on a roll. He has already won – partly – the battle over discards (trawlers throwing huge numbers of surplus dead fish back into the sea): EU ministers have committed to a ban on the practice.
Now the tireless Fearnley-Whittingstall turns his attention to another achievable and sensible idea: boosting the number of marine reserves. The evidence suggests they help stocks recover and so benefit neighbouring fisheries – meaning everyone’s happy. But only 0.001 per cent of British waters are protected.
Meanwhile, Hugh takes us to see the drastic effects of scallop dredging in the waters around the Isle of Man, and visits fishermen in the Philippines who blast-fish using home-cooked dynamite.
Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall continues his campaign to save the world's diminishing fish stocks, hoping to persuade governments around the world to set up more marine protected areas. He witnesses the practice of dynamite fishing In the Philippines and dives underwater off the Isle of Man to see the destructive effects of scallop dredging, before launching his Save Our Seas initiative at Weston-super-Mare with a dramatic public display.
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