Defra fisheries reform consultation
Defra have recently been consulting on domestic fisheries reform in England, one of the key issues being access for the smaller-scale fleet. This is particularly relevant to the inshore sector, and Eastern IFCA has submitted a response to the consultation, which closed on June 30th. A copy of the response is available to view or download here: EIFCA response to Defra fisheries reform consultation (PDF, 1.55MB).
For further information, please see the Defra website: http://www.defra.gov.uk/consult/2011/04/05/fisheries-1104/