Greenpeace has called for an overhaul of European fishery management to improve Northeast Atlantic mackerel stocks. The charity’s call follows warnings issued by the International Council for the Exploration of the Seas, stating the fish were being harvested at increased risk.

“We urgently need to stop discarding marketable fish, set catch limits in line with scientific advice and create fully-protected marine reserves,” said Greenpeace oceans campaigner Willie Mackenzie. The charity blamed politicians for failing to heed previous warnings over declining stocks.