NFFO AGM: Focal Point for Industry Concerns

6th May 2015 in NFFO

The NFFO’s annual general meeting will be held this year in York on Thursday 18th June. All NFFO members are welcome.

NFFO AGM: Focal Point for Industry Concerns

The NFFO’s annual general meeting will be held this year in York on Thursday 18th June. All NFFO members are welcome.

The new UK fisheries minister will be invited to attend as guest of honour, and although we obviously have to wait for the establishment of the new Government after the election for confirmation, a slot in the ministerial diary has been pencilled in by the minister’s private office. In many respects, the fishing industry is at an important crossroads and this is likely to be reflected in both the attendance and the questions likely to be raised by members with the new minister. These may include views on:

  • Implementation of the EU landings obligation
  • Marine conservation zones and Marine Protected Areas
  • An independent review of the Marine Management Organisation
  • TACs and quotas for 2016, including quota uplifts to cover previously discarded fish
  • Bass conservation measures
  • Management of quota and capacity in the under-10m fleet
  • Shellfish policy
  • Long term management plans
  • Concerns over devolved responsibility for fisheries and the SNP’s ambitions to take the lead in Fisheries Council
  • EU drift net ban
  • Removal of effort control and catch composition rules
  • Impact of offshore renewables

Date: Thursday 18th June 2015

Venue: Grays Court, Chapter House Street, York, YO1 7JH

Start: 10am Coffee, 10.30am Formal Business

Lunch: Buffet lunch at 12.30pm

Contact: To confirm attendance tel. 01904 635430 or email nffo@nffo.org.uk