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Nephrops FMP Engagement Events

Date: 02 to 18 April 2024

About the Nephrops FMP Engagement Events 

We want to gather views on current and future management of Nephrops fisheries in the North Sea and waters around the west coast of Scotland to support the development of Fisheries Management Plans (FMPs) for these areas.  

The FMPs cover the UK portion of ICES areas 4 (North Sea) and 6 (West of Scotland) so we are keen to hear from all stakeholders with an interest in these fisheries. 

We want to know what works and what does not work in current management approaches. We also want to hear what aspirations people have for the future of these important fisheries.  

Influencing the future of Nephrops fisheries management

The Nephrops FMPs will change the way your fisheries are managed and will set the direction of travel for fisheries research and improvement over the next six years. This is a major step forward in UK fisheries management. It is important as many people as possible are involved in the work to ensure that different views, interests, and ambitions are captured.   

Views gathered at the events will help us co-design fisheries management objectives for the North Sea and West Coast of Scotland Nephrops FMPs, which are due to be submitted to the Scottish Marine Directorate at the end of May 2024. 

A group of people sitting in a room, looking at a presentation on a television screen
A previous FMP engagement event on crab and lobster in Bridlington.

Event dates, times and locations

We are hosting a series of in-person events at harbours and ports in Scotland and Northeast England. We want to speak to anyone with an interest in Nephrops fisheries and their management. 

Online events will also be held to gather feedback from stakeholders where attendance in person is not possible.  

No prior registration is required to attend an in-person event, just come along. For online events please email to receive a link to the meeting. 

Dates, times and venues are listed below. Further events will be released soon so keep an eye out for updates. 

Nephrops FMP Engagement Events 

Location Date Time Venue
North Shields  Tuesday 2 April  6pm to 8pm  The Old Low Light, Clifford’s Fort, North Shields Fish Quay, Tyne and Wear, NE30 1JE 
Pittenweem  Wednesday 3 April  6pm to 8pm  Pittenweem Church Hall, 28 James Street, Pittenweem, KY10 2QN 
Fraserburgh  Thursday 4 April  6pm to 8pm  Dalrymple Hall, 13 Seaforth Street, Fraserburgh, AB43 9BD 
Stornoway (ONLINE)  Tuesday 9 April  6pm to 8pm  Online Teams Meeting (contact for online link) 
Broadford  Thursday 11 April  6pm to 8pm  Broadford Village Hall, 1 A87, Broadford, Isle of Skye, IV49 9AE 
Mallaig  Friday 12 April  6pm to 8pm  Mallaig Harbour Authority, Harbour Office, Mallaig, Inverness-shire, PH41 4QB 
Campbeltown (ONLINE)  Saturday 13 April 4pm to 6pm Online Teams Meeting (contact for online link) 
Troon Sunday 14 April 3pm to 5pm South Beach Hotel, 73 South Beach, Troon, KA10 6EG
Northern Ireland (ONLINE)  Thursday 18 April 6pm to 8pm Online Teams Meeting (contact for online link)