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The evidence collected by the campaigners is said to be confirmed by figures which indicate that thousands of tonnes of fish such as cod, whiting and haddock are now being discarded illegally in Scottish fisheries.
Scientists call on EU fisheries ministers to take decisive action now if they are to end overfishing by 2020.
Four non-governmental organisations have demanded a halt to fishing for western Baltic herring and eastern Baltic cod for 2020.
As the EU deadline to end over-fishing looms, and with over-fishing still on the rise, are fisheries ministers really concerned?