The Domestic Processors Issues Group

The Seafish Domestic Processors Issues Group (DPIG) is an amalgam of interested parties drawn together to discuss the key issues
affecting processors who process domestic landings in the UK.

The DPIG will capture the key issues for this sector and the common ground across the industry, identify where there may be synergies or major differences in issues, and capture knowledge on existing initiatives that are working to help the domestic processing sector. 

Examples of some of the issues that may be of concern include; how the industry works, efficiency, product development, business development, impact of the landing obligation or other changes to fishery management rules such as MSY. 

Seafish facilitates and provides the secretariat for the group. An industry representative will be appointed as the Chair. 

Participants at DPIG meetings are levy payers who process domestic landings (could be demersal, shellfish or pelagic, but not just pelagic) see Pelagic Industry Issues Group. The group membership is UK-wide.

The Domestic Processors Issues Group Terms of Reference can be read here. The minutes and presentatione from the meetings are below, as well as key Seafish publications.

Two meetings were held in 2015 in Aberdeen and Plymouth. Going forward in 2016 any domestic processing issues will be addressed through regional representation and regional meetings. 

For further information on the group please contact Karen Green.