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:
- North & East Coast RIFG
- West Coast RIFG
- Outer Hebrides RIFG
- Orkney Management Group
- Shetland Shellfish Management Organisation
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.
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