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The Bi-Annual Scottish Fishing Conference 2018

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The main conference theme is "FISHERIES MANAGEMENT IN CHANGING TIMES"

The 2018 Bi-Annual Scottish Fishing Conference (BASFC) will focus on the future of fishing and the seafood industry in Scotland, taking into account its importance in a nation with such an extensive marine environment.

The first half day of the BASFC on 9 July will follow the successful format of 2016, showcasing some of the research FIS has been conducting and offering an opportunity to hear about important topics for the future. Speakers will talk about many different projects, from a study trip to Denmark to the survivability of nephrops. The conference will hear about currently running FIS projects, and the Chair of FIS will set the scene for Day 2.

Day 2 of the conference on 10 July will be opened by Fergus Ewing MSP (the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity), and Fergus will be joined by Fisheries Ministers from other northern nations. Together with Bertie Armstrong (SFF), all four speakers will set out their visions for the future of their fishing industries in these uncertain times. There will be the opportunity for wide-ranging discussions with delegates. The conference will also hear about the future of the Scottish industry from the perspective of NGOs, retailers and those tasked with providing our world-leading science. There will be a "Question time" session at the close of the day, with an expert panel tackling some of the key questions about the future management of the industry.

There will be ample opportunity for informal networking.

The full programme will be available soon.

Numbers are limited so early booking is recommended. This conference will be of particular interest to fishermen and vessel owners; fishing industry organisations; policy makers; fisheries scientists/managers, and other users of the marine environment.

The conference dinner will be held in Lower College Hall on 9 July - there is a charge for this. See http://www.fiscot.org/conference/2018-basfc/ for details and payment.

Delegates should make their own accommodation arrangements. B&B accommodation is available to book at the University's Agnes Blackadder Hall by contacting agnes.blackadder@st-andrews.ac.uk. Other accommodation is of course available within St Andrews and the surrounding area.

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