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



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 following the withdrawal from the London Fisheries Convention.


With the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee holding an 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, taking into consideration the latest phase of the discard ban


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, as well as for meeting the Government’s target from the 25 Year Environment Plan to achieve ‘good’ environmental status whilst allowing marine industries to prosper.



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

Chairs

Liz Saville Roberts MP

Vice Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Fisheries Group

Sheryll Murray MP

Member, Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

Speakers

Mike Park

Chief Executive, The Scottish White Fish Producers Association

Shanker Singham

Director of Economic Policy & Prosperity Studies, Legatum Institute

Dr Bryce Beukers-Stewart

Lecturer, University of York

Helen McLachlan

Fisheries Governance Programme Manager, WWF-UK

David Mundy

Partner and Parliamentary Agent, Bircham Dyson Bell

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