Key Meeting Set For Strasbourg –

Key Meeting Set For Strasbourg Fishing Monthly Published:  22 October, 2002

The North-east Scotland Fisheries Development Partnership will tomorrow meet with EC Fisheries commissioner Franz Fischler at the European Parliament in Strasbourg

Ann Bell,Co-ordinator North East Scotland Fisheries Development Partnership/North Sea Commission Fisheries Partnership, said a range of subjects are on the agenda at the session to be chaired by Euro Parliament fisheries committee chairman Struan Stevenson, including deepwater fisheries management .

This week’s dire scientific advice on fish stocks is also likely to be a heated elelenmt of the discussions. There will be wide ranging fishing industry and council representation at the session.Those to be there include Alex Smith –President, Scottish Fishermen’s Federation;Andrew Tait – Chairman, Scottish Pelagic Fishermen’s Association;Hamish Morrison – Chief Executive, Scottish Fishermen’s Federation;Grant Eckersley – Vice Chair, Scottish Fish Merchants Federation;Francis Clark – Scottish Fish Merchants Federation;Barry Deas – Chief Executive, National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations;Josie Simpson – Shetland Ocean Alliance;John Buchan – Scottish White Fish Producers Association