AIFCA is to present to the Seafish Fisheries Management and Innovation Group on the industry response to external pressures on the catching sector at a meeting of the Fisheries Management and Innovation Group (FMIG) at Fishmongers’ Hall at London Bridge in London. This will discuss the industry’s response to external pressures on the catching sector
The FMIG provides a forum to discuss the key challenges and opportunities facing the UK catching sector. The need to accommodate different marine environment uses is growing, as are concerns about the sustainability of our food production systems. Fisheries policy increasingly needs to be more aligned with wider sustainability objectives, where management systems promote ecological resilience and incorporate a wider use of risk and precautionary approaches. The catching sector increasingly seems to be under pressure on multiple fronts and this meeting will explore some of these challenges in more detail.
Robert Clark, Chief Officer, Association of Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities will present on the IFCA’s statutory role in protecting marine ecosystems.