Welcome to the Regional IFG website

Regional Inshore Fisheries Groups (RIFGs) aim to improve the management of inshore fisheries in the 0-6 nautical mile zone of Scottish waters, and to give commercial inshore fishermen a strong voice in wider marine management developments.

The Regional IFG network includes:

Key documents for the RIFGs, detailing their structure & functions, decision making process etc, are available on the right-hand side of the page.

The RIFGs are non-stautory bodies and were established in 2016. They succeed the six Inshore Fisheries Groups (IFGs)  that were formerly in place from 2013-16.




















Scottish and Southern Energy Networks (SSEN) are currently carrying out a short survey to seek fishermen’s views on how they can work and co-exist during submarine electricity cables operations. You can find out more information and respond to the consultation at http://news.ssen.co.uk/submarinecables/. The deadline to respond is 25 January 2019.


RIFG     Previous     Upcoming
North & East Coast  | 24/08/18   Perth | 18/01/19   Perth
West Coast | 30/10/18   Glasgow | 27/03/19   Glasgow
Outer Hebrides | 21/09/18   Stornoway  | 01/02/19   Stornoway

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