In early 2016 Scottish Government established fisheries restrictions in Scottish Marine Protected Areas to protect vulnerable marine ecosystems. The ‘mobile’ fishing sector (i.e. the part of the fishing industry most likely to be affected by these MPA) raised many concerns about the negative impact the restrictions could have on coastal communities. This report looks at […]

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At the Coastal Futures conference there were two discussion sessions on Brexit which covered Environmental regulations and Fisheries. These briefings have now been completed by Suzannah Walmsley (Fisheries) and Chris Williams (Environmental Regulation). Although until Government actually say what their intentions are much is speculation there are some major elements highlighted by these briefings that […]

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License to Engage: Gaining and retaining your social license in the seafood industry/ A handbook of available knowledge and tools for effective seafood industry engagement with communities ‘Community engagement is important to your seafood business and sector because: The values held by stakeholders who can affect your business are important. These stakeholders can and will […]

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Another report promising boom time for UK fisheries – but is it true? Plenty of scope for analysts to test realities and the politics. Post Brexit Boom! The Robbery of UK Resources   Fishing for Leave have produced a detailed analysis, using software commissioned by the group,  to show catches in UK waters and what the […]

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