Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Committee questions UK Fishing Industry representatives

Subject: Fisheries

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

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.

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