The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee hears from The Northern Ireland Marine Task Force, a coalition of ten environmental non-government organisations that campaign to secure healthy and productive seas which can sustain thriving coastal communities.
Wednesday 2 May in the Grimond Room, Portcullis House
- Dr Jade Berman, Living Seas Manager for Ulster Wildlife
- Dr Kenneth Bodles, Marine Conservation Officer for RSPB Northern Ireland
- Mrs Jennifer Fulton, Vice Chair of Northern Ireland Environment Link and Chief Executive of Ulster Wildlife
- Donal McCarthy, Senior Policy Officer, RSPB
Purpose of the session
The session scrutinises the role the Common Fisheries Policy has played in securing sustainable fisheries and supporting coastal communities. It also examines the NI Marine Taskforce’s proposals for developing a world-leading sustainable fisheries management system which include; the use of vessel monitoring systems and onboard cameras in enforcement, a UK-wide environmental regulator, changes to the quota allocation system and action on to halt marine bio-diversity decline.