Consultation: Draft Joint Fisheries Statement

Consultation closes 11:45 p.m. 12th April 2022

Defra is seeking view on the draft Joint Fisheries Statement (JFS), which has been developed by the 4 fisheries administrations of the UK (Scottish Government, Welsh Government, UK Government and the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs in Northern Ireland). The consultation seeks views on the policies in the JFS and on the proposals for the related Fisheries Management Plans.

The Joint Fisheries Statement is a requirement of the Fisheries Act 2020 and will ensure that policies deliver a thriving, sustainable fishing industry and a healthy marine environment. It will set the future direction of UK fisheries management and a finalised version will be published in November 2022. 

This consultation has particular relevance to:

  • Individuals, groups, or businesses who are engaged in the fishing, seafood, or aquaculture sectors
  • Other individuals, groups or businesses who are sea users, for example, marine industries such as oil and gas, offshore renewables and sailing bodies
  • National and local interest groups such as environmental and recreational non-governmental organisations, and industry federations

For more information, and to respond, follow this link.

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