The Fisheries APPG held a “Fisheries and Protected Areas” event, where members heard from speakers from a range of organisations, including the AIFCA, who offered their insights into how the fisheries sector and implementers of marine protected areas can work together constructively, ensuring positive outcomes for fisheries stock sustainability and fishing communities.
Attendees heard from:

Dr. Declan Tobin – Team Leader, Marine Species Team and Marine Management Team, JNCC (Joint Nature Conservation Committee)

Rob Clark – Chief Officer – AIFCA (Association of Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities

Morven Robertson – Head of Projects (UK), BLUE Marine Foundation

Prof. Michel Kaiser – Chief Scientist and Professor of Fisheries Conservation, Heriot-Watt University

Bill Brock – Fishing vessel owner and merchant, English Channel

Please find the event recording below:


Fisheries and Protected Areas: All Our Panelists’ Answers — All Party Parliamentary Fisheries Group (