The Parliamentary Committees of the United Kingdom are sub-legislative organizations each consisting of small number of MPs and/or Peers appointed to deal with particular areas or issues. There are several active or recently concluded Committee inquiries and reports with relevance to the fisheries industry.
Coastal Flooding and Adaptation to Climate Change Inquiry (New)
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has recently launched an inquiry into the risks and adaptation measures for coastal communities and infrastructure as a result of sea level rise. They are seeking written submissions.
Scrutiny of the Fisheries Bill Inquiry
The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee launched a short inquiry on the proposed scope, provisions and powers in the Fisheries Bill. Their report is available and is awaiting government response.
Sustainable Seas Inquiry
The Environmental Audit Committee launched an inquiry examining how to protect marine life and how the Government can create a more sustainable blue economy. Their report is available and is awaiting government response.