The Dutch seafood industry has agreed a fuel price surcharge scheme of fishery products to support the industry from the increased fuel price Dutch fishermen have been called upon to submit their views to the Marine Management Organisation on the planning of English MPAs sites

Dutch fishermen have been called upon to submit their views to the MMO on the planning of English MPAs sites

The Marine Management Organisation in the UK has invited Dutch fishermen to submit their views on the positioning of Marine Protected Areas in UK waters where they have traditionally fished.

Nederlandse Visserbond has called on Dutch fishermen to take part in the process saying:

“Since leaving the European Union, England has initiated an independent process to create Marine Protected Areas (MPAs). Areas are being designated at a considerable speed, often with major consequences for the fishing industry. There are continuous opportunities to participate in the various plans and phases. A view can be submitted before 28 March on so – called stages 2 and 3 .”

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The organisation has also notified fishermen that the Marine Management Organisation (MMO), is hosting an online information session on these Stage 2 and 3 plans on Wednesday, February 22, from 11:00am to 1:00pm CET.

A delegation from the Dutch Fishermen’s Union / PO Delta South recently visited the MMO in London to shed light on the interests of Dutch cutter fishermen. The MMO stated that there could be possibilities, albeit at minimal points, to move borders in order to partly spare the fishing industry. On Monday 13March, the Dutch Fishermen’s Union / PO Delta South is organising a map session in which the areas are examined in detail on the basis of plotter files. The results will be used for the formal participation on stages 2 and 3, which must be submitted before March 28. A number of members have already been invited to this card session who specifically fish in the area, but now Nederlandse Visserbond is calling on more member to join the process.

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