Promoting and supporting the UK fishing industry in Parliament.
The APPG on Fisheries is a neutral, cross-party forum for debate, discussion and learning within Parliament. The Group was founded by MPs and Peers who want to promote and support the UK fishing industry, whilst exploring key questions for the future of fishing, processing, coastal communities and the marine environment.
We will be at the forefront of the vital conversations for fishing and associated industries in Parliament, and will bring together best practice and inspirational case studies from across the country in a series of Parliamentary seminars, open to all. As we enter a new era for fishing in the UK, maintaining open, informed debate around fisheries management, science, policy, economics - and all related subjects - is more important than ever. We look forward to welcoming you as these discussions take shape.
On our agenda
the uk’s new fisheries bill
The Fisheries Bill is due to replace the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) following the UK’s exit from the European Union. Track the progress of the Bill through Parliament here.
attracting young people
A key concern for the future of fishing: netting raw talent. Our first Parliamentary seminar will explore approaches to recruitment & opportunities for entrants. Find out more here.
The UK is a world leader on sustainable fishing: how can we continue to evolve fishing policy to support ever-more sustainable & profitable practices? If you have some ideas, do get in touch.