The fourth Scottish Inshore Fisheries Conference will be held on Friday 28 April 2017 at Eden Court, Inverness, and will be of real interest to active fishermen. This year’s conference will continue the celebration of our fantastic seafood and provide an informal opportunity to meet fishermen, processors and others from around Scotland, with an interest in inshore fishing. There will be opportunities to share experiences and knowledge in an informal setting on a wide range of issues, including fisheries management challenges and actions, Brexit, and marketing the local catch.
Fergus Ewing MSP, Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy and Connectivity, will launch the conference and delegates will also have the opportunity to attend workshops/ sessions on a variety of subjects as well as visit stands and speak to representatives from a range of organisations. The conference will host an evening reception at Eden Court on Thursday 27th April (17.30-19.00) and all delegates are welcome to attend.
IFC Session to introduce the SIFIDS Project
Thursday 27th April (15.00-17.00, with coffee from 14.30). This two hour session will introduce the EMFF funded Scottish Inshore Fisheries Integrated Data System or ‘SIFIDS’ Project. The SIFIDS Project will focus on using new technologies and processes to improve data collection and use within Scotland’s inshore fisheries, with the intent of reducing the reporting burden on fishermen while at the same time improving the information base on which fisheries management and marine planning decisions are made. The work to be undertaken and its potential benefits to the industry will be presented with ample opportunity for discussion and questions. Sign up when you register.
Delegates will be able to attend their choice of two from the four sessions below. One before morning coffee and one afterwards. See tickets for details of the sessions.
Inshore fisheries - crab and lobster management
Brexit - the Scottish Government perspective for inshore fisheries
Inshore Fisheries Management - the Norway perspective
Marketing the local catch
2017 SIFC timetable
0830-0900 Registration - teas and coffees available on arrival
0900-0910 Conference Opening Speech
0910-1000 The Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy and Connectivity, Fergus Ewing, MSP
1000-1100 Workshop/Breakout Session Opportunity 1 (choice of 4)
1100-1145 Networking and Drop-In with Stallholders: teas and coffees available
1145-1245 Workshop/Breakout Session Opportunity 2 (choice of 4)
1245-1335 Plenary talk and Q&A session
1335-1345 Review & Closing speech
1345-1445 Lunch and Networking and Drop-In with Stallholders
Accommodation: Delegates should book accommodation themselves. There are a number of hotels and B&B's in close proximity to the venue. If you require assistance please contact email@example.com
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MASTS on behalf of SIFC
The MASTS Directorate are organising the 2017 Scottish Inshore Fisheries Conference on behalf of Scottish Government. For more details about our conference organisation services, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org