CHARITY UPDATE – JULY 2018
Hello to all our supporters. If you have made it this far you will see that our website has changed a little over the last few months. Take a look around.
We have posted some new vidoes, which explain how and why our training courses work. Please feel free to view and share.
We are please to announce that our training programme will be up and running again in 2019, when we expect to offer training courses in England and Scotland for the next three years. Watch this space to find out more about each course and when it is likely to be delivered – we will also be posting campaigns to recruit fishermen in plenty of time, so you will be informed when these are taking place nearer the time.
We need support to be able to deliver this work. If you feel your organisation might like to get involved please let us know and we will be in touch. We have set an ambitious target of raising over £500,000 to underpin delivery for 3 years. All contributions are important, no matter how big or how small.
We attended the excellent Fisheries Innovation Scotland Biannual Sea Fisheries Conference (#BASFC18) in St. Andrews this month, where we had an opportunity to discuss training issues with a wide range of stakeholders. We will be attending the Defra White Paper forum in London this week, where we will be pressing the case for the inclusion of stronger links to training and a skilled workforce, as well as pushing for clarity on Industry-Science Data Collection issues.
We have been meeting with Defra independently to help them consider industry science, and we are working with them and others to explore options for developing an Industry Science Data Collection Framework – and putting in place policy-wording that supports ongoing industry-science.
We are developing other projects and are currently seeking funding to deliver:
- SFEP-ONline (recording all our training presentations and making them available online)
- Sustainable Heroes – From Deck to Dinning Plate (raising the profile of those working tirelessly for sustainable seafood from across the UK seafood supply chain)
We will keep you informed of progress.
For now – we wish our followers and supporters and excellent summer, good fishing and
UK Fisheries White Paper Consultation
We are delighted to see the long-awaited Fisheries White Paper Consultation published today, with a 10-week consultation period ending on the 12th September.
We will be producing our own response to this consultation and will keep you informed of our position in due course. We will focus our response on our areas of work and interest – namely Sustainable Fisheries Education, and Collaborative Science & Data.