Morning, Thursday, 7th June 2018
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This seminar will be an opportunity to assess the future for the UK’s fisheries post-Brexit - looking at priorities for policymakers, and key issues around trade and sustainability.
Delegates will consider the next steps priorities for trade, tariffs and quotas for the industry, following the announcement that the UK will remain in the Commons Fisheries Policy during the transition period until March 2020. Discussion will also take place on concerns regarding access to UK waters beyond Brexit, in light of Government plans to introduce a Fisheries Bill and the withdrawal from the London Fisheries Convention.
In the context of the Government’s Maritime 2050 consultation on a long-term strategy for the sector, and the EFRA Committee’s inquiry into how fisheries and seafood trading arrangements between the UK and the EU will affect the fishing industry and others, further sessions focus on sustainability, skills and interests across the sectors and communities of the UK involved in fishing.
Attendees will also discuss the challenges for developing the institutions and decision-making structures that will need to be set up as the UK leaves the EU, with the Government’s recent publication of the analysis on returning EU powers, which included fisheries management and support as part of the 24 policy areas that are expected to be temporarily retained by Westminster.
Delegates will also look at the sustainability and environmental priorities for domestic fisheries management going forward, including potential ways to meet the Government’s targets from the 25 Year Environment Plan to achieve ‘good’ environmental status whilst allowing marine industries to prosper.