The website, will be regularly updated with input from the five nationwide groups. By accessing the site fishers will be able to view project documentation, access minutes of meetings and feed directly into agendas – all specific to their area.
The launch of the website is the latest part of Marine Scotland’s drive to support the evolution of the RIFGs, enabling them to become the main vehicle for evidence-based management in inshore waters.
The RIFG network was established in 2016 with the aim of improving the management of inshore fisheries and giving inshore commercial fishermen a strong voice in fisheries and wider marine management developments.
Map of Scotland highlighting the website areas in various colours
Jennifer Mouat, Chair, North and East Coast Regional Inshore Fisheries Group said: “As we move forward into a new era of fisheries management the Regional Inshore Fisheries Groups will be an integral part of connecting fisheries management and fishers.
“The new RIFG platform will allow a one stop shop for all RIFG information across the network of inshore fisheries groups making key information more accessible to all stakeholders. “