The IMarEST submits consultation responses and provides inputs to inquiries on behalf of its members in order to present a sector view and to enable policy makers to have confidence that they are receiving information that is objective, impartial and expert.
We’d like your views on the proposed changes to the 2012 UK Fisheries Concordat. The UK Fisheries Concordat sets out arrangements for licensing fishing vessels and allocating fish quota received through the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy.
The plans include changing when fishing vessel owners can move the management of vessels from one UK administration to another. They also give administrations more flexibility to retain the quota allocations for vessels fishing from their ports.
From 7 December 2016, English, Welsh and Northern Ireland Administrations have suspended the issue of Fixed Quota Allocation transfer forms (FQA 2 forms) until further notice. This suspension applies to applications for transfers from an English, Northern Irish, or Welsh licence to a Scottish licence. This mirrors the arrangements in place in Scotland since 2014. If you have any queries, please contact .
You can find the consultation here.