The WCRIFG Solway Subcommittee met in January at Cree Bridge, Newton Stewart mainly to hear proposals by the Sustainable Inshore Fisheries Trust (SIFT) for fisheries management in the Solway Firth.
The meeting was well attended and represented by all sectors of the inshore industry including processing. The meeting concluded that current fisheries management arrangements in the Solway as undertaken via the RIFG are adequate and nothing further is required. Solway based commercial fishermen work well together as evidenced by the Code of Conduct and by projects presently being developed with respect to cockles.
The meeting was updated on developments with regards to planned cockle fishery projects.