FMIG: Climate-smart mitigation for UK fisheries

Date: 12 October 2021

Time: 14:00 - 15:30

Location: Online

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Our next FMIG meeting will look at how the UK catching sector can contribute to net-zero targets while continuing to operate sustainably & profitably.

The UK Fisheries Act (2020) stipulates that the management of UK fisheries and the marine environment must minimise the adverse effect of fish and aquaculture activities on climate change. Key to this is the need to mitigate fisheries impacts on national greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and blue carbon.

Our next Fisheries Management and Innovation Group (FMIG) meeting will look at the challenges ahead, and how the UK catching sector can contribute to net-zero targets while continuing to operate sustainably and profitably.

Nets and ground gear on Peterhead harbourside
Nets and ground gear on Peterhead harbourside

Event Programme

Introductions and general housekeeping
Seafood’s carbon profile – Seafish climate change focus and industry case studies
  • Dr. Stuart McLanaghan
    Head of Responsible Sourcing, Seafish
Shifting Gears - Achieving Climate-Smart Fisheries
  • Helen McLachlan
How the UK catching sector is responding
  • Elspeth Macdonald
    Scottish Fishermen’s Federation
Moving towards net-zero carbon fisheries project
  • Georg Engelhard
  • John Pinnegar
End of event

How to register

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

Further information

Please note, there is a maximum capacity of 100 attendees for this webinar.

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