Brexit impact on fishing industry examined

29 November 2017

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee questions experts on how they will address opportunities and challenges for the fisheries industry. The session follows the Government's recent announcement that it will be withdrawing from the Common Fisheries Policy (CPF) and the announcement of a Fisheries White Paper and Bill.


Wednesday 29 November 2017, Committee Room 15, Palace of Westminster

At 9.30am

  • Helen McLachlan, Programme Manager, Fisheries Governance, WWF UK
  • Dr Thomas Appleby, University of West England
  • Dr Steven Mackinson, Chief Scientific Officer, Scottish Pelagic Fishermen’s Association
  • Erin Priddle, UK Fisheries Manager, EDF

At 10.30am

  • Griffin Carpenter, Senior Researcher, New Economics Foundation
  • Professor Richard Barnes, University of Hull
  • Aaron Brown, Fishing for Leave
  • Jim Portus, CEO, South West Fishermen's Producer Organisation

Aim of the session

The aim of the session is to highlight the main challenges and opportunities for UK fisheries after withdrawal from the EU.

Further information

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