The fourth Scottish Inshore Fisheries Conference was held on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 April 2017 at Eden Court, Inverness.
The conference opened on Thursday 27 April with an afternoon session to introduce the EMFF-funded Scottish Inshore Fisheries Integrated Data System (SIFIDS) Project.
On Friday 28 April, Fergus Ewing MSP (Cabinet Secretary for the Rural Economy and Connectivity) began the day with a keynote speech followed by Q&A. The Cabinet Secretary's speech and the plenary Q&A are available to view here.
Delegates had the opportunity to attend sessions on a variety of subjects including crab and lobster fisheries management, Brexit, marketing the local catch and inshore fisheries management in Norway, delivered by the Norwegian Government's Directorate of Fisheries. The final event was a plenary Q&A session hosted by Daniel Owens (Fenners Chambers), with Stewart Crichton (Orkney Sustainable Fisheries), Anne-Margaret Anderson (SWFPA) and Alastair MacLeod (creel fisherman).
A summary report of the conference proceedings is available below, along with presentations from the following breakout sessions:
- Marketing the Local Catch
- Norwegian Inshore Fisheries Management
- Crab & Lobster Management