CLG: The role of Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs) | Seafish

CLG: The role of Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs)

Date: 29 March 2023

Time: 14:00 - 15:30

Location: Online

Email Karen Green to register for this event
With a number of FIPs within Project UK approaching their endpoint this meeting will look what success means and the next steps.

Fishery Improvement Projects (FIPs) bring together the private and public sectors in a multi-stakeholder initiative, to address environmental challenges in specific fisheries. These fisheries are selected by the supply chain because of their commercial, economic, and cultural benefits. FIPs are designed to address multiple milestones across a five-year period, and to represent best practice in working towards an environmentally sustainable future.

This Common Language Group online bite-size meeting will look at the FIPs within Project UK and the role of the market in creating these FIPs. It will focus on the FIPs that are approaching their end point to look at the measure of success, and the next steps if a FIP has not fully delivered in the timeframe, especially in terms of how this influences sourcing policies. It will also look at the future developments.

Event Programme

Introductions and general housekeeping
The current status of FIPS within Project UK.
  • Jo Pollett, Marine Stewardship Council.
Next steps for the Nephrops FIP (North Sea, West of Scotland and Irish Sea).
  • Daniel Whittle, Whitby Seafoods.
Supply chain expectations of FIPs.
  • Katie Keay, Co-op.
Future for FisheryProgress.
  • Jeremy Rude, FishChoice.
New Financing Model for FIPs.
  • WWF.
Event ends

How to register

To register for this event please email Karen Green, Industry Issues and Communications (link opens in a new window).

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