Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee
Draft Joint Fisheries Statement
The Rural Affairs, Islands and Natural Environment Committee conducted a Call for Views on the draft joint fisheries statement.
Following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, the UK Parliament passed the Fisheries Act 2020 which established a new UK-wide legal framework to replace the EU common fisheries policy and set out eight ‘fisheries objectives’.
The Act requires the four UK administrations’ fisheries policy authorities (FPAs) to prepare and publish a joint fisheries statement. This would set out how the FPAs intend, either individually or jointly, to achieve the fisheries objectives and how they plan to use fisheries management plans as part of this process.
The UK administrations have specified a parliamentary scrutiny period and public consultation between 17 January and 12 April 2022.
The Committee asked for views about the draft joint fisheries statement to inform evidence sessions with stakeholders and the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Islands on 23 March 2022.
The call for views closed on 4 March 2022