FMP

  • Round two of English Fisheries Management Plans unfolds

    Round two of English Fisheries Management Plans unfolds

    29th November 2023

    Defra hosted an online meeting recently to discuss the development of the next five English-led Fisheries Management Plans (FMPs), which will be published in the new year. FMPs are required under the Fisheries Act that was signed into law in…

  • An FMP a fortnight? Next FMPs confirmed

    An FMP a fortnight? Next FMPs confirmed

    11th October 2023

    Industry invited to shape consultations on second batch of five FMPs With industry representatives already talking about ‘consultation fatigue’ after completing comment on the first six Fisheries Management Plans (FMPs) for England and Wales, which closed on 1 October, the…

  • Whelk Fisheries: Solving the whelk riddle

    Whelk Fisheries: Solving the whelk riddle

    27th September 2023

    An insight into the research revolutionising how we approach whelk fisheries – part of one of the collaborative shellfish Fisheries Industry Science Partnerships By Jack Walker and Fiona Birch Once a popular street food in the bustling alleyways of Victorian…

  • Whelk FMP: unique management challenges for a unique fishery

    Whelk FMP: unique management challenges for a unique fishery

    27th September 2023

    The whelk Fisheries Management Plan (FMP) is the last of the six FMPs that are currently out to consultation, with a deadline for responses of 1 October. We’ve taken a robust view on the need for the industry to engage…

  • Scallop FMP: a blueprint for better management

    Scallop FMP: a blueprint for better management

    27th September 2023

    One of the six ‘frontrunner’ Fisheries Management Plans, the proposals for king scallops are based on many years of industry-led data collection For many fishermen and their representatives, it is going to be a hectic summer and early autumn. This…

  • Channel non-quota stocks: the mother of all FMPs

    Channel non-quota stocks: the mother of all FMPs

    27th September 2023

    18 species, a multitude of different fisheries, with a clear divide between Eastern and Western Channel fisheries, a 50:50 split with EU vessels, and local byelaws from six different IFCAs: this one is complicated By Andy Read, Editor, Fishing News…

  • FMP proposals: More questions than answers

    FMP proposals: More questions than answers

    25th September 2023

    No-one will be surprised to find that people might not have finished reading the proposed Crab and Lobster Fisheries Management Plan (FMP). Released over the summer, one of the busiest times in the fishing year, and consisting of what feels…

  • Crab and Lobster FMP: Fishers and NIFCA co-design FMP response

    Crab and Lobster FMP: Fishers and NIFCA co-design FMP response

    25th September 2023

    “This article is a summary of work undertaken by Sarah Coulthard on behalf of Northumberland IFCA. We would like to express our appreciation to Sarah and all those stakeholders who gave their time during the interviews. It provides a valuable…

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