SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT DIALOGUE FOR INSHORE FISHERIES
WHAT IS IT?
Our Introduction to Sustainable Fishing programme lifts the lid on fisheries science and management and gives all fishermen and other professionals involved in smaller-scale and non-sector fisheries the language, tools, insights and relationships they need to navigate modern fisheries.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
We bring fishermen, scientists, managers and supply chain professionals together for 2-3 days in a neutral setting, where they work with the complexities of fisheries science and management away from the pressures of fishing.
Fishermen leave motivated to collaborate further, using what they know to shape the future of their industry and improve their prospects; scientists and managers gain a deeper insight into the inner workings and concerns of the non-quota, smaller-scale fishing community.
WHO IS IT FOR?
This programme is aimed at small-scale, non-quota fisheries in the UK. It caters for all levels and abilities, building on your current level of knowledge: no prior learning is required. The programme is open to all active fishermen, but professionals from other sectors such as processing, supply and fleet management are welcome. We want to hear from you – come and add your voice.
The programmes we run are based on the highly successful Marine Resource Education Programme (MREP) from the United States. We work closely with their team and would like to thank them for their support and guidance throughout the development of the SFEP. We offer finance to support fishermen who might otherwise not be able to attend the courses – please contact us to discuss this in person.