Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum

Next steps for UK fisheries - trade, sustainability and policy

Morning, Thursday, 7th June 2018

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This seminar will be an opportunity to assess next steps for the UK’s fisheries policy.


Delegates will consider priorities for trade, tariffs and quotas for the industry, with the Government planning to introduce a Fisheries Bill to control access to the UK's waters and set fishing quotas for after leaving the EU.


With the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee holding an inquiry into to how fisheries and seafood trading arrangements between the UK and the EU will affect fishers, seafood processors, consumers, coastal communities and the environment, further sessions focus on sustainability, skills and interests across the sectors and areas of the UK involved in fishing, as well as the impact of withdrawing from the London Fisheries Convention.


The agenda also looks at the challenges for developing the institutions and decision-making structures that will need to be set up as the UK leaves the EU.



Guests of Honour

Nigel Gooding

Head of Fisheries and Conservation, Defra

Anne Freeman

Deputy Director, Domestic Fisheries and Reform, Defra

Guests of Honour

Nigel Gooding

Head of Fisheries and Conservation, Defra

Anne Freeman

Deputy Director, Domestic Fisheries and Reform, Defra

Chair

Sheryll Murray MP

Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

Speakers

Barrie Deas

Chief Executive, National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations

Bertie Armstrong

Chief Executive, Scottish Fishermen’s Federation

Simen Svenheim

Counsellor for Trade and Fisheries, Royal Norwegian Embassy in London