NFFO Elects New Team for Challenges Ahead

13th September 2010 in NFFO

At its recent Annual General Meeting in York, the NFFO elected its new President, Kilkeel Skipper Davy Hill

At its recent Annual General Meeting in York, the NFFO elected its new President, Kilkeel Skipper Davy Hill; and the following day its Executive Committee confirmed its earlier decision to appoint Whitby skipper, Arnold Locker as new Federation Chairman. Both appointments bring a wealth of practical experience and astute understanding of the political process that will be of immense benefit to the Federation’s members over the turbulent time ahead.

Both appointments are for two years and together provide comprehensive representative coverage of the North Sea and Area VII.

Davy has just completed two very active years as NFFO Chairman and for Arnold, this is his second time round, having been NFFO Chairman in 2004-6 and President in 2007-8.

President and Chairman will have little opportunity to savour their election before being thrown into the year-end maelstrom. A week after their election Arnold was heading to Brussels for a meeting of the Demersal Working Group of the NSRAC, whilst Davy is heavily involved in the MPA Fishing Coalition and the marine conservation zone process.