NFFO Elects New Chairman
At its most recent meeting, the NFFO Executive Committee unanimously elected Newlyn fisherman, Andrew Pascoe, as the next Chairman of the Federation. He will take over from Mike Cohen at the NFFO annual general meeting later in the summer.
Andrew is an 3rd generation Cornish fisherman, with experience in the small-scale hand-line sector, as well as operating the 16 metre hake netter, Ajax , and the 12 metre netter Lamorna, which he works with his brother James.
Andrew has been a board member of the Cornish Fish Producers Organisation for more than 20 years and as a result has a good insight into fisheries management and fisheries politics through that route.
NFFO Chief Executive, Barrie Deas, said, “We are all delighted that Andrew has been elected to lead us during this exceptionally important time for our industry. We are very lucky that someone of Andrew’s experience and gravitas is willing to give his valuable time to the industry as a whole.”