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Next steps for UK fisheries

Morning, Wednesday, 26th January 2022


This conference will consider next steps for UK fisheries.


It will be an opportunity for stakeholders and policymakers to discuss the future outlook and direction for fisheries management across the UK as the Government consults on the draft Joint Fisheries Statement.


Delegates will discuss:

  • Fisheries Act implementation and enforcement, marine recovery, and policymaker engagement with the industry
  • supporting coastal communities
  • funding priorities, including for the EU European Maritime and Fisheries Fund and the UK’s Shared Prosperity Fund
  • what is needed to promote competition, trade, and quotas, as well as priorities for future trade deals
  • the way forward for the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) as it supports the UK in becoming an independent coastal state
  • latest thinking on environmental practices, stewardship, and the future of Marine Protected Areas, and working with devolved administrations and other coastal states

We are pleased to be able to include keynote sessions with: Mike Rowe, Director, Marine & Fisheries, Defra; Michael Coyle, Interim Director of Operations, Marine Management Organisation; Andrew Kuyk, Director General, UK Seafood Industry Alliance; and Duncan Vaughan, Senior Specialist - Marine Fisheries, Natural England.


The conference will be an opportunity for stakeholders to consider the issues alongside key policy officials who are due to attend from: Defra; the Food Standards Agency; Food Standards Scotland; Marine Scotland; the Office for Environmental Protection; BEIS; DIT; the FCDO; the Isle of Man Government; the Planning Inspectorate; The Scottish Government; and the Welsh Government - as well as parliamentary pass-holders from both Houses of Parliament.



Keynote Speakers

Mike Rowe

Director, Marine & Fisheries, Defra

Duncan Vaughan

Senior Specialist - Marine Fisheries, Natural England

Andrew Kuyk

Director General, UK Seafood Industry Alliance

Michael Coyle

Interim Director of Operations, Marine Management Organisation

Keynote Speakers

Andrew Kuyk

Director General, UK Seafood Industry Alliance

Duncan Vaughan

Senior Specialist - Marine Fisheries, Natural England

Michael Coyle

Interim Director of Operations, Marine Management Organisation

Mike Rowe

Director, Marine & Fisheries, Defra

Chairs

Dr Carl O'Brien

Defra Chief Fisheries Science Adviser; and First Vice-President, International Council for the Exploration of the Sea, Cefas

Rt Hon Alistair Carmichael MP

Vice Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Fisheries

Speakers

Sandy Luk

Chief Executive, Marine Conservation Society

Simen Svenheim

Counsellor for Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Norwegian Embassy

Esther Stirling

Partner, Head of Agriculture Dispute Resolution, Harrison Clark Rickerbys

Tony Tomlinson

Chairman, Association of Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities

Elspeth MacDonald

Chief Executive, Scottish Fishermen’s Federation

Barrie Deas

Chief Executive, The National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations

Mike Park

Chief Executive, Scottish Whitefish Producers Association

David Bunt

Chairman, Institute of Fisheries Management