Asda pushes for new fisheries policy

Asda has urged the government to scrap the Common Fisheries Policy, claiming the European system had failed to protect fish.

Yesterday Gordon Maddan, regulatory affairs manager at Asda said he wanted all the fish Asda sells to be sustainable.

"It's very clear that the Common Fisheries Policy has failed to deliver this so we are now supporting calls for a radical change in approach," he said.

Earlier this year ASDA announced it was dramatically changing the way it sources fish, bringing its sustainable fish policy into line with its parent company Wal-Mart.