Upcoming Seafish Events on the Development of Fisheries Management Plans for Crab, Lobster and Whelk

Seafish (the public body supporting the UK seafood industry) are holding online and in-person events on the development of the Fisheries Management Plans (FMPs) for whelk and brown crab and lobster. Seafish have been commissioned by Defra to develop the FMPs for these fisheries and are seeking input from the fishing industry as part of this process.


The FMPs will be action plans that will detail how the whelk, brown crab and lobster fisheries will be managed in English waters. They will apply to all commercially harvested whelk, brown crab and lobster caught in English waters and to vessels of all sizes and from all nations (both UK and non-UK vessels) which operate in English waters.


More Information: 

Seafish have developed a series of informational items to help stakeholders prepare for the upcoming events. These are available through the links below:



Poster advertising the in-person meetings in Wells (whelk FMP) and Sheringham (crab & lobster FMP):

Have Your Say on Post-Brexit Fisheries Management (Poster)


Information Note outlining what FMPs are, how they will be developed, how to get involved, and what this means for the fishing industry:

Information Note on FMPs


Whelk FMP Presentation Slides (to be presented at meetings):

Whelk FMP Presentation


Crab and Lobster FMP Presentation Slides (to be presented at meetings):

Crab & Lobster FMP Presentation



To find out more or ask a question, please contact the Seafish Management Team:


More information about FMPs is available on the Seafish website at https://www.seafish.org/responsible-sourcing/uk-fisheries-management-and-supply-chain-initiatives/fisheries-management-plans-fmps/ and on the UK government website at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/fisheries-management-plans/fisheries-management-plansm



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