FMIG: Decarbonisation of the UK fishing fleet | Seafish

FMIG: Decarbonisation of the UK fishing fleet

Date: 23 January 2024

Time: 14:00 - 15:30

Location: Online

Email Karen Green to register for this event
This meeting will look at the progress made by the UK fishing industry to help reduce emissions to reach Net Zero carbon targets.

Net zero commitments by governments and seafood supply chains have led to a push to develop alternative methods of powering fishing vessels, but rapid changes in vessel propulsion could create skills deficits for fishers and associated businesses.

A recent Cefas report shows that total emissions by the UK fishing fleet are still substantial, and are estimated as 702 kt carbon dioxide-equivalent in 2020 (about 0.7% of UK domestic transport emissions, or very approximately 1.2 kg of emissions per kg of fish landed).

This online bite size session will look at how technological, operational and policy changes are key to driving progress towards the UK Government’s Net Zero target, and how the UK fishing industry, which typically uses fossil fuels for propulsion, and for many other activities, is adapting. 

Event Programme

Introductions and general housekeeping
Defra-funded project to quantify the carbon emission abatement potential to different decarbonisation solutions for the UK fishing sector.
  • Stephen Mangi Chai, MRAG.
Accelerating decarbonisation of fishing fleets in Wales - with a focus on the inshore fishing fleet of under 10m vessels operating out of smaller harbours.
  • Dave Sampson, Ocean Prime.
Pioneering new designs for net zero fishing vessels.
  • Kara Brydson, Fisheries Innovation and Sustainability (FIS).
A quiet revolution? Lorna Jane becomes first electric vessel to join UK fishing fleet.
  • Hans Unkles, Skipper.
Event ends

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