LORDS

Sub-Committee hears from Fisheries Organisations

10 November 2014

The Lords Sub-Committee hears from British fisheries bodies and the North Sea Advisory Council as part of its ongoing inquiry into Regional Marine Co-Operation.

The House of Lords EU Sub-Committee on Agriculture, Fisheries, Environment and Energy hears from British fisheries organisations and the North Sea Advisory Council in relation to its ongoing inquiry into Regional Marine Co-Operation.

Witnesses

From 11.00am on Wednesday 19 November 2014 the House of Lords EU Sub-Committee on Agriculture, Fisheries, Environment and Energy takes evidence from:

  • Bertie Armstrong, Chief Executive Officer, Scottish Fishermen's Federation
  • Professor Phil Thomas, Chairman, Scottish Salmon Producers' Organisation
  • Barrie Deas, Chief Executive, National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations
  • Ann Bell, independent North Sea expert

Possible Questions

  • How successful has co-operation been in resolving tensions between the fishing industry and environmental interests?
  • Why has it not been possible to resolve certain cases of user conflict in the North Sea under present arrangements?
  • Can maritime spatial plans help to reduce user conflicts in the North Sea and to ensure that environmental protection and economic growth are aligned?
  • What lessons can be learned from the process of consultation over the Discard Ban plans that could be applied to other measures in the future?
  • What is the impact of overlaps, gaps and inconsistencies on the ability of Member States, regions and stakeholders around the North Sea to work together?
  • What are the main problems encountered in the establishment of Marine Protected Areas (MPAs)?
  • What role can regional co-operation play in developing marine knowledge?

Further Information

About Parliament: Select Committees

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