FMIG: The complexity of fisheries 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 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) bite-size meeting will 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

14:00
Introductions and general housekeeping
Seeking a fisheries agreement with the EU, the complexities arising from the TCA
  • Colin Faulkner
    Deputy Director, External Fisheries Negotiations & Trade Policy, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
The difficulty in reaching a fisheries agreement with our northern neighbours
  • Allan Gibb
    Head of Sea Fisheries Division, Marine Scotland
Building resilience of Fisheries Governance in the North East Atlantic
  • Suzannah Walmsley
    ABPmer
The challenges for pelagic stocks
  • Tom Pickerell
    North Atlantic Pelagic Advocacy Group (NAPA)
15:30
End of event

How to register

To register for this event please email Karen Green, Industry Issues and Communications (link opens in a new window).

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