Report on the Static Gear Work Group Questionnaire
The NEC RIFG carried out an online questionnaire from 4 December 2018 to 5 January 2019 on a range of management options for static gear fishing. The RIFG sought the views of commercial inshore fishermen working static gear within 0-6 NM from the north and east coasts of Scotland.
A report on the outcome of the questionnaire was discussed at the 18 January 2019 meeting of the RIFG, and is available to view here.
Presentation to the Forth Estuary Forum
Following a suggestion to reach out to other marine stakeholders, th NEC RIFG Chairman made a presentation to the Forth Estuary Forum on 6 December 2018 entitled 'What the fishing industry is doing to deliver the National Marine Plan'.
Presentations following the same theme were also made by Dr David Donnan from Scottish Natural Heritage, and Dr Andrew Whiston a marine scientist and inshore fisherman from St Andrews. The presentation is available to view here.