The need for all our work programmes comes directly from the shop-floor of UK fisheries – these are services and products that the fishing industry itself has been calling for. We are building a work programme that will allow us to deliver our Higher Level Objectives, with the over-riding aim of achieving sustainable and prosperous UK fisheries. All our work programmes are approved by our ‘Fishermen Trustees’ with a core Executive Committee acting on their behalf.

Specifically, we want to:

  • Build the capacity of fishers to engage with sustainability issues, practices and challenges
  • Improve the contributions of fishers to fisheries science and assessments in order to establish better real-time management regimes for UK fisheries
  • Provide enhanced engagement opportunities for fishers to share knowledge, leverage their experience and innovate for change
  • Promote good practice across the board in UK fisheries
  • Support fishers and their fishing businesses transition to sustainable fishing practices
FitF is in the unique position of being able to provide a platform for coordination, enhanced collaboration and participation