Finfish Industry Advisory Group

The Finfish Industry Advisory Group (FIAG) provides a forum to discuss sustainability and management of UK finfish non-quota species fisheries.

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FIAG focus and role

The FIAG will focus on contributing to national-level strategic management of the UK finfish non-quote species fisheries. This includes lemon sole, turbot, bass, brill, pilchards, red mullet, gurnards, john dory and others.

The group will serve as a point of contact for all matters relating to the UK’s non-quota finfish species. It will provide a platform to bring together members of the finfish catching sector and the wider supply chain with government and the research community. Members will work together to improve the sustainable management of these commercially important fisheries by engaging on national level fisheries management issues.

Red mullet is a non-quota finfish species

FIAG membership

The FIAG has an open membership policy welcoming representatives from:

  • Active fishers
  • Fishermen’s Associations
  • Producer Organisations
  • Processors
  • Researchers
  • Regulators

The FIAG will initially be chaired by Sophie Throup, Head of Agriculture, Fisheries and Sustainable Sourcing at Morrisons.

We will provide secretariat support for the group. We will also support the development of a work programme for the first year of the FIAG’s set up and undertake work on specific actions arising through that programme.

Industry are encouraged to register interest in joining or engaging with the FIAG. If you are interested in becoming a member of FIAG, or engaging with the group on matters related to sustainable management of finfish fisheries, please get in touch by the details below.

The inaugural meeting of the FIAG will take place in late March 2022 and it will then meet on a quarterly basis.

John Dory is a non-quota finfish species

Get in touch

For further information about the Finfish Industry Advisory Group please contact:

Holly Kaiser
Fisheries Project Officer
07943 094 566