SF2040 was delivered to the Minister of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, George Eustice, in November 2017 who gave his support. Funding was sought from the European Maritime & Fisheries Fund (EMFF) and successfully granted for 2 years. The project will run from September 2018 – 2020.
SF2040 contains 25 recommendations that when implemented, can lead to a thriving and sustainable English seafood industry across the value chain. Whilst this plan is focussed solely on the industry in England, it is acknowledged that implementation of the recommendations will have a positive impact on the whole of the UK seafood industry. SF2040 is the first step in a longer journey, however, it sets out a shared destination that will hopefully inspire great work and deliver real value for the seafood industry.