Fisheries Management Plans - Upcoming Meeting

Posted on 16th December 2022

!!!! Calling all stakeholders !!!

Seafish are running another in-person stakeholder engagement event for the Crab & Lobster Fisheries Management Plan (FMP) at The Met Bar Lounge & Ballroom, Argyle Road, Whitby, YO21 3HU on Monday 19th December 4pm-6pm
This is an opportunity for all stakeholders in the North Eastern IFCA District to engage with the development of the Crab & Lobster FMP.
The Fisheries Act 2020 provides the framework to manage our fisheries as an independent coastal state outside the EU Common Fisheries Policy, under this legislation DEFRA are required to publish Fisheries Management Plans (FMPs) to help deliver the UK’s ambition for sustainable fisheries.
Each FMP will set out goals and the actions needed for their achievement. The precise mechanisms needed will depend on the goals set out in the plan. Defra (and the other national fisheries authorities) must then take the actions set out in plan.
The crab and lobster FMP will cover stocks in English waters only. The Sea Fish Industry Authority (Seafish) is working closely with the Crab and Lobster Management Group, an industry-led advisory group, to draft the FMP. Find out more about the Crab and Lobster FMP on the Seafish website.
Any further queries please feel free to contact the NEIFCA office on 01482 393515.
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