Spatial squeeze is a current and rapidly growing issue. The competition for maritime space includes: oil and gas (exploration, production and decommissioning); marine renewables; subsea cables; marine protected areas/conservation sites; aquaculture; marine tourism/recreation; maritime traffic; dredging and mineral extraction. More renewable energy is clearly vital in the fight against climate change but as the tensions and trade-offs between energy, fisheries, aquaculture and nature conservation grow, a fair and equitable plan for co-existence has to be the goal.
This Fisheries Management and Innovation Group (FMIG) bite-size meeting will examine spatial squeeze in UK waters, the encroachment on fishing grounds for the fleet and the potential for massive displacement, as well as look at where the fishing industry fits into the decision-making process.
There will be two opening presentations, followed by a panel session.
Pre-prepared questions will be put to our six panellists. During the meeting we will collect questions from the chat box and provide written answers after the session.
Our speakers and panellists are:
Dr Paul GillilandHead of Marine Planning, Marine Management Organisation.
Sheila KeithExecutive Officer, Shetland Fishermen’s Association.
Mike CohenDeputy Chief Executive, National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations.
Dr Emma SheehanAssociate Professor of Marine Ecology, University of Plymouth.
Joanna HigginsHead of Marine Planning, Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (Defra).
How to register
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