Saturday, 25 November 2017

CFPO's response the the Environmental Rural Affairs Committee

Here is the CFPO's response the the meeting held in the House of Commons on November 15th, 2017.

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee holds its first evidence session for its fisheries inquiry. The aim of the session is to highlight the main challenges and opportunities for UK fisheries after withdrawal from the EU.

Wednesday 15 November 2017, Committee Room 8, Palace of Westminster
At 9.30am


  • Bertie Armstrong, Chief Executive Officer, Scottish Fishermen’s Federation
  • Mike Cohen, Chairman, The National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations
  • Dr Bryce Beukers-Stewart, Lecturer, Environment Department, University of York

Purpose of the session

In this session, a panel representing the UK Fishing Industry will address key opportunities and challenges for the industry following the Government’s announcement on 2 July 2017 that it will be withdrawing from the Common Fisheries Policy (CPF) and the announcement of a Fisheries White Paper and Bill. 

The next fisheries meeting is next week - one for the diary!

You can watch it live online here:

Wednesday 29 November 2017 at 9.30 am, Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster

The Environment, Food & Rural Affairs Committee holds its second evidence session on Fisheries. Watch it online at Parliament TV.


At 9.30 am ?Helen McLachlan, Programme Manager, Fisheries Governance, WWF UK ?Dr Thomas Appleby, University of West England ?Dr Steven Mackinson, Chief Scientific Officer, Scottish Pelagic Fishermen’s Association ?Erin Priddle, UK Fisheries Manager, EDF

At 10.30 am ?Griffin Carpenter, Senior Researcher, New Economics Foundation ?Professor Richard Barnes, University of Hull ?Aaron Brown, Fishing for Leave ?Jim Portus, CEO, South West Fishermen's Producer Organisation