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FMIG: Fisheries Management Plans (FMPs)

Date: 17 January 2023

Time: 14:00 - 16:00

Location: Online

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This meeting will take a close look at the FMPs being prioritised for delivery in 2023, as a means of reforming UK fisheries management.

Following Brexit, the UK Fisheries Act 2020 placed FMPs as the main tool for reforming UK fisheries management. FMPs are evidence-based action plans, developed with input from industry and other stakeholders. They set out a range of policies, based on scientific evidence, that detail how fishing is managed, by stock, fishery, or location.

This Fisheries Management and Innovation Group online, bite size session will take a close look at the FMPs being prioritised for delivery in 2023 in England and Wales (Scotland and Northern Ireland have a different approach). These ‘frontrunner’ FMPs, all involve a partnership between fishers, researchers and regulators, but they are piloting different ways of preparing FMPs. The lessons learnt from these projects will help shape future FMP work. Through a series of presentations, and follow-on discussion, we will find out more about how the alternative approaches are working.

Event Programme

Introductions and general housekeeping
Government policy - FMPs/Joint Fisheries Statement/UK Fisheries Act 2020
  • Annabel Stockwin and Jon Davies, Defra.
Crabs, lobsters and whelks in English waters.
  • Rebecca Treacy, Seafish.
King scallop in English and Welsh waters.
  • Jim Portus, Scallop Industry Consultation Group (SICG).
Bass in English waters co-design and stakeholder engagement process.
  • Kate Langham, Policy Lab.
Channel non-quota demersal stocks (NQS).
  • Isobel Johnston, Marine Management Organisation.
Southern North Sea and Eastern Channel mixed flatfish.
  • Emma Ulyatt, Defra.
End of event

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