The draft joint fisheries statement

Closed 4 Mar 2022

Opened 3 Feb 2022

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The Committee wants to hear from you 

The Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee wants your views on the draft joint fisheries statement.

Read the consultation draft of the Joint Fisheries Statement

What does the legislation do? 

Following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, the UK Parliament passed the Fisheries Act 2020 which established a new UK-wide legal framework to replace the EU common fisheries policy and set out eight ‘fisheries objectives’.

The Act requires the four UK administrations’ fisheries policy authorities (FPAs) to prepare and publish a joint fisheries statement. This would set out how the FPAs intend, either individually or jointly, to achieve the fisheries objectives and how they plan to use fisheries management plans as part of this process.

The UK administrations have specified a parliamentary scrutiny period and public consultation between 17 January and 12 April 2022.

Read the Letter from the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands on the Laying of the draft Joint Fisheries Statement in the Scottish Parliament

How to submit your views

Please submit your views using the online submission form, linked to below.

We welcome written views in English, Gaelic, Scots or any other language. 

The call for views has been extended and will now close on 4 March 2022.


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