Key Points
  • Reviewing the current policy landscape and assessing the impact on UK fisheries
  • Assessing the costs and benefits to the UK fishing industry of being an independent coastal state
  • Highlighting the significance of collaboration between industry members for the development of an effective fishing management structure
  • Identifying actions to support the long-term and sustainable growth of the UKs fisheries industry
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Overview
Confirmed Speakers:

  • Neil Auchterlonie, Chair, Seafood Industry Leadership Group (SILG)
  • Dr Bryce Stewart, Senior Lecturer, Department of Environment and Geography, University of York
  • Barrie Deas, Chief Executive, National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations (NFFO)
  • Robert Clark, Chief Officer, Association of IFCAs
  • Ruth Westcott, Climate and Nature Emergency and Sustainable Fish Cities Co-ordinator, Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming
  • Paul Kemp, Professor of Ecological Engineering, University of Southampton
  • Kimberley Cullen, Project Manager Seafood 2040, Seafish
  • Dale Rodmell, Assistant Chief Executive, National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations
  • Stuart Singleton-White, Head of Campaigns, Angling Trust


Join us at Westminster Insights Inaugural Future of Fisheries Digital Conference. We will review the current policy landscape, assess the implications for UK fisheries and evaluate emerging opportunities facing the fishing industry as an independent coastal state.

We will learn best practice from other fisheries nations as we explore new approaches to fisheries management and review how to build a vibrant and sustainable fishing industry in the UK post Brexit.

You will hear from Robert Clark, Association of IFCAs, Ruth Westcott, Sustain, and Paul Kemp, University of Southampton, who will discuss the requirements for a thriving and sustainable seafood industry including actions to maintain healthy fish stocks, marine environment and support long-term sustainable growth.

Dr Bryce Stewart, University of York will provide insight into the political landscape and post Brexit transition and Kimberley Cullen, Seafood 2040, will consider the UK’s burgeoning aquaculture sector.

Join us to gain from the insights of policy, regulatory and industry experts for a detailed spotlight on the sector’s likely future.

Agenda
Start

09:15 - 09:20
Chair’s Opening Remarks

 

Speakers

Dr Neil Auchterlonie Chair, Seafood Industry Leadership Group (SILG)

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09:20 - 09:50
Keynote Opening Session: Current Fisheries Policy Landscape

 
  •  Overview of the current policy legislative landscape
  • Implications for UK fishers
09.40 - 09.50   Questions and Discussions

09:50 - 10:20
09.50 – 10.20 Post Brexit Transition: The UK’s Path to Improved Fishing Opportunities

 
  • Emerging opportunities facing the fishing industry in a post-Brexit era
  • Exploring the benefits and costs of being an independent coastal state    
  • Navigating an ever-changing political, social, economic and regulatory landscape
10.10 - 10.20   Questions and Discussions

Speakers

Dr Bryce Stewart Senior Lecturer, Department of Environment and Geography, University of York

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10:20 - 11:05
Reforming Fisheries Management: A Structure for the Benefit of All

 
  • Spotlighting the importance of collaboration between stakeholders working across the fishing industry
  • Learning from best practice in other fisheries nations
  • The role and value of recreational fishing and angling in the management structure
  • Path to developing a policy framework which supports and grows a whole seafood value chain in a post-Brexit and Pandemic era
10.50 - 11.05   Questions and Discussions

Speakers

Barrie Deas Chief Executive, National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations (NFFO)

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Stuart Singleton-White Head of Campaigns, Angling Trust

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11:05 - 11:20
Coffee Break

 

11:20 - 12:05
Securing a Profitable and Sustainable Future for the UK’s fishing Industry

 
  • Assessing the key economic, social and environmental benefits and cost of adopting a sustainable fisheries management system
  • Identifying actions to maintain healthy fish stocks, marine environment and support long-term sustainable growth
  • Applying a trans-disciplinary approach to sustainable fisheries management
  • Improving the social and economic sustainability of coastal communities
11.50 - 12.05   Questions and Discussions

Speakers

Paul Kemp Professor of Ecological Engineering, University of Southampton

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Robert Clark Chief Officer, Association of IFCAs

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Ruth Westcott Climate and Nature Emergency and Sustainable Fish Cities Co-ordinator, Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming

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12:05 - 12:35
Developing a Thriving English Aquaculture Sector

 
  • What does the future of our seafood production look like?
  • Providing food from water into the future: how important will aquaculture become and how sustainable it can be?
12.25 - 12.35   Questions and Discussions


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Kimberley Cullen Project Manager Seafood 2040, Seafish

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12:35 - 13:05
Access to Fishing Grounds: The Fate of the Blue Economy, in the Medium and Long terms

 
  • Net Zero agenda  Vs The Blue Economy: Can Fisheries Co-exist with Offshore Wind?
  • Marine planning: managing competition in a crowded space
12.55 - 13.05   Questions and Discussions

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Dale Rodmell Assistant Chief Executive, National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations

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13:05 - 13:15
Chair’s Closing Remarks

 

Speakers

Dr Neil Auchterlonie Chair, Seafood Industry Leadership Group (SILG)

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End

Speakers

Dr Neil Auchterlonie Chair, Seafood Industry Leadership Group (SILG)

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Robert Clark Chief Officer, Association of IFCAs

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Kimberley Cullen Project Manager Seafood 2040, Seafish

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Barrie Deas Chief Executive, National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations (NFFO)

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Paul Kemp Professor of Ecological Engineering, University of Southampton

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Dale Rodmell Assistant Chief Executive, National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations

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Stuart Singleton-White Head of Campaigns, Angling Trust

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Dr Bryce Stewart Senior Lecturer, Department of Environment and Geography, University of York

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Ruth Westcott Climate and Nature Emergency and Sustainable Fish Cities Co-ordinator, Sustain: the alliance for better food and farming

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