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UK follows up successful fisheries negotiations with management plans, funding for domestic projects

Published Dec 20, 2023

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The U.K. government has announced five post-Brexit fisheries management plans (FMPs) to sustainably manage its fisheries, with a focus on improving the economic viability of key commercial fishing stocks through measures such as increasing minimum conservation reference sizes (MCRSs) and introducing seasonal or area closures. While the plans focus on achieving long-term sustainability, they also include short-term measures such as establishing an engine restriction for fishing vessels and accelerating work to address the effects of mobile bottom-trawl nets on the ocean seabed. These plans have been developed in direct dialogue with the fishing industry and are aimed at delivering sustainable stocks and a modern, profitable fishing industry for the future.
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The U.K. government complemented its recent signing of lucrative deals with Norway and the E.U. for 2024 by announcing five post-Brexit fisheries management plans (FMPs) that outline how the government will collaborate with the fishing industry and other stakeholders to sustainably manage its fisheries in the long term.The primary goal of the new plans, which mainly cover U.K. stocks of crab, lobster, king scallop, and sea bass, is to improve the economic viability of key commercial fishing stocks through measures such as increasing minimum conservation reference sizes (MCRSs) and introducing seasonal or area closures to protect juvenile and spawning stocks.Though the FMPs focus on achieving long-term sustainability, there are several short-term measures that the plans have prioritized. These include introducing new or increased MCRSs for crawfish, brill, lemon sole, and turbot; establishing an engine restriction for fishing vessels using flyseine fishing nets; accelerating work ...
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