Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

Session 2003-04
9 July 2004 New inquiry into the future for UK fishing

9 July 2004 New inquiry into the future for UK fishing

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has decided to undertake an inquiry into issues related to the future for UK fishing.

The inquiry is intended to examine what has been done to take forward the proposals made in the Strategy Unit report on fishing (Net Benefits: A Sustainable and Profitable Future for UK Fishing); and to consider the effect on the industry and on fishing communities of the proposals in the report.

The Committee invites all interested parties to submit written evidence which addresses these matters. The deadline for the submission of evidence is Friday 24 September 2004. More information about the required format of submissions is given below.

More information about the Strategy Unit report on fishing can be found by following the links on the unit’s website, at: http://www.strategy.gov.uk

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Evidence should be submitted in Word or WordPerfect formats, and should be sent by e-mail to [email protected] The body of the e-mail must include a contact name, telephone number and postal address. The e-mail should also make clear who the submission is from.

Submissions should be as brief as possible, and certainly no more than 3,000 words. Paragraphs should be numbered for ease of reference, and the document should include a brief executive summary. Those submitting evidence are reminded that evidence should be original work, not previously published or circulated elsewhere. Once submitted no public use should be made of it, but those wishing to publish their evidence before it is published by the Committee are invited to contact the Clerk of the Committee to obtain permission to do so.