Future Fisheries Management LIVE! is taking place in Whitehaven today. Photo: MMO
The Future Fisheries Management LIVE! is taking place today, 05 September at the Beacon Museum (Beacon Portal Room), West Strand, Whitehaven CA28 7LY
About this event
Doors open at 04.00pm, which will be followed by a short presentation at 05.00pm, with the event ending at 08.00pm.
The Future Fisheries LIVE! event offers stakeholders to provide their input on consultations and this event is for anyone with an interest in commercial fishing, recreational fishing, and the marine environment.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has published a number of important consultations on changes that will transform the way we manage our fisheries – ensuring we deliver a thriving, sustainable fishing industry and healthy marine environment for generations to come.
New fisheries reforms and consultations
The introduction of Fisheries Management Plans (FMPs) sits at the heart of these reforms and the first six FMPs, and their associated environmental reports have been published for consultation. These cover:
- Crabs and lobsters in English waters
- Whelks in English waters
- King scallop in English and Welsh waters
- Bass in English and Welsh waters
- Non-quota demersal species in the Channel
- Flatfish in the southern North Sea and eastern Channel
Defra is also consulting on a range of other important changes. These include:
- Expanding the use of remote electronic monitoring (REM) in English waters
- Introducing a new approach to managing discards in England.
- To find out more about the consultations, read our press notice: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-government-seizes-post-brexit-freedoms-for-fishing-industry
- Find all of Defra’s open consultations here https://consult.defra.gov.uk/
- Defra held a webinar shortly after the launch of these consultations to give a high-level overview of the package of reforms. You can see it below.