Mike Cohen – NFFO Chairman - Personal remarks to the NFFO AGM, held this year in London in Fishmongers Hall
In just a few minutes I cease not only to be the Chairman of the NFFO, but also - for the time being,…
The NFFO’s President, Tony Delahunty, has been appointed to sit on the Board of the Marine Management Organisation.
His appointment will run from 1 February 2017 until 31 January 2020, covering a vital period for the future of our industry, including both the implementation of the landing obligation and the design and application of a post-Brexit management regime.
His wide experience as NFFO Chairman and then President, Chairman of the Sussex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority and Chairman of the NFFO’s South East Committee, as well as an active skipper of an under-10 metre vessel, will be central to the role.
There are many important issues affecting the fishing industry such as the implementation of the landing obligation, the operation of the VMS and electronic log books, quota management and the operation of the EMFF. Tony’s calm and informed presence on the MMO Board should help to steer the body in positive directions.