Counting on … day 1.002

2nd January 2023

12 Days of Hope

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is proposing to ban sand-eel fishing early next year, following consultation with relevant parties. Sand-eels that are dredged up from the sea bed are typically used as feed for animals or farmed salmon. However sand-eels are a key part of the diet of many sea birds including the kittiwake and the puffin, both of which need protecting as their numbers are unnaturally low. 

Author: Judith Russenberger

Environmentalist and theologian, with husband and three grown up children plus one cat, living in London SW14. I enjoy running and drinking coffee - ideally with a friend or a book.

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