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Scottish Inshore Fisheries Conference 2017

MASTS on behalf of SIFC

Thursday, 27 April 2017 at 15:00 - Friday, 28 April 2017 at 15:00 (BST)

Scottish Inshore Fisheries Conference 2017

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Type End Quantity
SIFIDS session (27 April: 15.00-17.00)
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
27 Apr 2017 Free  
Evening Reception (27 April: 17.30-19.00)
Come and enjoy a drink and canapes as we launch the 2017 Scottish Inshore Fisheries Conference. Starts 5.30pm at Eden Court.
28 Apr 2017 Free  
Inshore fisheries - crab & lobster mgt (choose 2 of 4)
There is growing interest in the management of this key sector which has seen new management measures introduced in recent years and various initiatives to improve data collection. Using the recent survey of static gear effort as its basis, this session will explore future management of the crab and lobster sector particularly with the upcoming inshore fisheries legislation due to introduced during this parliamentary term. The aim of this session will be to gain a better understanding of management options in the crab and lobster fisheries and explore how the forthcoming Inshore Fisheries Bill could be framed to improve the sustainability of this sector.
28 Apr 2017 Free  
Brexit session (choose 2 of 4)
An interactive session led by Caro Cowan, Marine Scotland’s Post EU Referendum Co-ordinator. Delegates will be able to hear more about the Scottish Government’s position on Brexit, and its proposals for the nation’s future relationship with Europe as outlined in “Scotland’s Place in Europe”, and gain a better of understanding of what Brexit may mean for inshore fishermen in Scotland.
28 Apr 2017 Free  
Inshore Fisheries Mgt - the Norway perspective (choose 2 of 4)
This is an opportunity to hear from, and ask questions of, Norway’s Fisheries Directorate, to learn how Norway deals with a range of issues including spatial measures – and competing demands for resources from fishermen, evidence and data collection – how do they ensure they have the scientific evidence on stocks etc. to make good management decisions, effective enforcement of fisheries regulations, and how Norway adapts to the increasing pressure from other marine users whether offshore renewable energy projects, recreational users, aquaculture etc.
28 Apr 2017 Free  
Marketing the local catch (choose 2 of 4)
Food consumption has evolved significantly in recent decades with a large growth in demand for “local” or “regionalised” foods. Consumers are increasingly concerned about food safety, food quality and use “origin” as a valuable quality marker. These changes in consumer trends offer a real opportunity for local producers to diversity, find new sales routes and the supply high quality, locally produced seafood either to consumers directly or through local foodservice outlets. This interactive workshop will showcase existing initiatives and host guest speakers navigating a local sales approach to maximise opportunities and value for their catch
28 Apr 2017 Free  

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Event Details

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.

 

Breakout Sessions

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 masts@st-andrews.ac.uk

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Eden Court
Bishops Road
Inverness
IV3 5SA Inverness
United Kingdom

Thursday, 27 April 2017 at 15:00 - Friday, 28 April 2017 at 15:00 (BST)


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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 masts@st-andrews.ac.uk 

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