Public consultation on 'Fisheries 2027' launched –

Public consultation on ‘Fisheries 2027’ launched Published:  06 February, 2007

DEFRA has launched a public consultation on the first example of an environmental contract in practice. ‘Fisheries 2027: towards a contract for the future of marine fisheries’ sets out Defra’s vision of the fisheries sector 20 years ahead.

The aim is to arrive at a “contract” for marine fisheries that recognises that everyone with an interest has a role to play, balancing environmental, economic and social objectives.

Views on the document must be submitted before 26 April. Go to:

The final version will be published in the summer. is published by Special Publications. Special Publications also publish FISHupdate magazine, Fish Farmer, the Fish Industry Yearbook, the Scottish Seafood Processors Federation Diary, the Fish Farmer Handbook and a range of wallplanners.