Call for action to cut climate impact of UK’s ageing fishing fleet

Call for action to cut climate impact of UK’s ageing fishing fleet

Environmentalists call for fisheries to move away from carbon-spewing engines and harmful practices

Half the UK’s fishing fleet is at least 30 years old and uses fuel oil that is particularly polluting, according to a report that examines the outsized impact of British ships on the climate crisis.

UK fisheries are estimated to have emitted 914.4 kilotons of CO2 over a one-year period, equivalent to the annual energy use of more than 110,000 homes, the report by the Marine Conservation Society (MCS), WWF and RSPB says.

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