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.
Stephen Mangi Chai, MRAG.
Dave Sampson, Ocean Prime.
Kara Brydson, Fisheries Innovation and Sustainability (FIS).
Hans Unkles, Skipper.
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