Friday, 16 April 2021

Have Your Say - The Future of Fisheries Management.


Join the Fishing into the Future to get insights and listen to what they say about the future of fisheries management in the UK

Fishing into the Future has resurfaced! As an industry-led charity, our work starts and ends in the wheelhouse, and we are so grateful to all of you who joined us last week to #castyourvoice so we can continue our mission of bringing fishermen, fisheries scientists, and regulators together. 

This wouldn't have been possible without the support from our Trustees (David Stevens, Adrian Bartlett, Peter Bruce, Jimmy Buchan, Michel Kaiser, Alexa Dayton, Steven Mackinson), as well as Eleanor at the Fishmongers Company and Lysanne at The Seafarers’ Charity for keeping the conversation flowing.

Gus Caslake, Independent Chair of the Cornish Sardine Management Association (CSMA) told us about the work of the CSMA to build better datasets and engage decision makers and external fleets to ensure fishery management meets international MSC - Marine Stewardship Council sustainability standards. 

 FITF Trustee Alan Steer, Vice-Chair of the South Devon & Channel Shellfishermen joined us at our "Have Your Say" event on April 1st to talk about the history of the Inshore Potting Agreement and bottom-up management initiatives in the area. Take a look here ➡ Did you catch Jim? 🎣 

Jim Evans - Chair of the Welsh Fishermen's Association - Cymdeithas Pysgotwyr Cymru (WFA) joined us on April 1st in a dialogue about co-management, and gave us an insight into some of the work being coordinated by the WFA to collaborate with scientists and obtain data for better management decisions.