FMIG: The complexity of Coastal State negotiations

Date: 29 June 2021

Time: 14:00 - 15:30

Location: Online

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Our next FMIG meeting will explain how the Coastal State process has worked this year, and look at the complexities of these negotiations.

The EU/UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) came into force on 31 December 2020. This agreement provides regulatory autonomy of management decisions in each party’s waters. The UK is now able to establish its own regulations for fisheries, as provided for by the UK Fisheries Act 2020, and is no longer bound to the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) rules.

Trilateral and bilateral negotiations started in January between the UK and adjacent coastal states including the EU, Norway and the Faroe Islands to establish an agreement on total allowable catches for shared stocks and other fishery management measures for 2021.

With the UK participating for the first time as an independent Coastal State, this Fisheries Management and Innovation Group (FMIG) meeting will explain how the Coastal State process has worked this year, and look at the complexities of these negotiations, and the lessons learnt.

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

Event Programme

Introductions and general housekeeping
The Coastal State process and the complexity of the negotiations
  • Allan Gibb
    Marine Scotland
Role of the Specialised Committee on Fisheries – how quota was shared before and how it will be shared now
  • Speaker TBC
Building resilience of Fisheries Governance in the North East Atlantic
  • Suzannah Walmsley
End of event

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