NFFO Exec Works on Many Policy Fronts

12th July 2013 in Executive

The diversity of the NFFO’s membership was reflected in the wide range of policy concerns expressed when the Federation’s Executive Committee met recently in York.

NFFO Exec Works on Many Policy Fronts

These included:

  • CFP reform
  • European Maritime and Fisheries Fund
  • Common Organisation of the Market
  • Support for the Ramsgate under-10m quota project
  • Discard Ban implementation issues
  • Shellfish Policy
  • Preparation of an NFFO response to pressure for a TAC on bass and/or equivalent measures
  • Why potting was considered to be an “amber” activity under Defra’s European Marine Site policy
  • Continued support for the work of the MPA Fishing Coalition
  • Safety and Training Issues
  • Distribution of low cost personal flotation devices
  • A series of concerns about the effectiveness of the Marine Management Organisation
  • E-logbooks
  • Inconsistencies in approach to the use of vessel monitoring systems across IFCAS
  • The future of the Fisheries Science Project
  • Defence of the Fishing Industry’s reputation
  • Deep Water Fisheries
  • Seafish Industry Authority
  • Wind-farms