Seafish Welcomes Defra Response to Discussion with Industry – Fishupdate.com

Seafish Welcomes Defra Response to Discussion with Industry Published:  13 February, 2012

Seafish has welcomed the publication of a report by Defra in response to the organisation’s Discussion with Industry process to date.

Seafish has welcomed the publication of a report by Defra in response to the organisation’s Discussion with Industry process to date.

The report details the response from the four UK Fisheries Administrations following a series of workshops held around the UK in October and written feedback received by Seafish from industry.

“This response from the four UK Fisheries Administrations outlines plans for the future of Seafish, and details the valuable feedback we have received from industry to date that have informed and shaped them. All aspects of our structure, remit and future focus have been explored, and this response reflects the dynamic and positive changes that we are to make in the coming months.

“We are holding a further round of meetings with industry this month, at which we will outline our vision and strategy for the future in more detail. On behalf of the organisation, I would like to thank industry for their recognition of the value of Seafish, and their strong support for our continuation. We are hopeful this round of meetings will be as well-supported and attended as those in October, and look forward to building on the open, honest dialogue that has been established during this process.”

The report is now available to view on the Defra website: http://www.defra.gov.uk/consult/2011/10/06/sea-fish/

February discussion meeting schedule:

South West 15/2/12 Penventon Hotel, Redruth (12:30)

Grimsby 21/2/12 Seafish Office, Grimsby (13:00)

North East 22/2/12 Scottish Fishermen’s Federation, Aberdeen

Shetland 23/2/12 Shetland Aquaculture, Lerwick

London 23/2/12 Billingsgate, London

Northern Ireland 28/2/12 Burndale Hotel, Newcastle, County Down

Bangor 28/2/12 Bangor University, Bangor

Edinburgh 29/2/12 Seafish Office, Edinburgh

All meetings start at 11:00, apart from Redruth which begins at 12:30 and Grimsby, which begins at 13:00, and will last approximately 1.5 hours. Representatives of the industry interested in attending should register with Seafish by emailing t_jordan@seafish.co.uk  or calling Tricia Jordan on: 01472 252 317.