The NFFO has elected a new chairman.

He is Andrew Pascoe of Newlyn, and he will take over the chairmanship of the federation from Mike Cohen at the NFFO AGM later in the summer.

Andrew was unanimously elected at the federation’s recent executive committee meeting. He is a third generation Cornish fisherman, with experience in the small-scale hand-line sector, as well as operating the 16m hake netter Ajax PZ 36 and the 12m netter Lamorna SS 28, which he works with his brother James.

Andrew has been a board member of the Cornish FPO for more than 20 years, and so has a good insight into fisheries management and fisheries politics.

NFFO chief executive Barrie Deas said: “We are all delighted that Andrew has been elected to lead us during this exceptionally important time for our industry. We are very lucky that someone of Andrew’s experience and gravitas is willing to give his valuable time to the industry as a whole.”


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