The third Scottish Inshore Fisheries Conference was held on Friday 9 October 2015 at Eden Court, Inverness.
The Year of Food and Drink Scotland 2015 has seen a wide range of events across the country and our high quality seafood is an integral component of this important national industry. This year’s conference continued the celebration of our fantastic seafood and provided an informal opportunity to meet fishermen and others from around Scotland with an interest in inshore fishing.
There were opportunities to share experiences and knowledge in an informal setting on a wide range of issues, including long-standing fisheries management challenges and actions, and proposals to improve the evidence base on which fisheries management decisions are made.
Richard Lochhead MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Food and the Environment, launched the conference and delegates attended workshops/sessions on a variety of subjects as well as visiting stands from a range of organisations including MASTS, fishing federations, Seafish, Marine Scotland, and others.
Delegates attending the conference had a choice of participating in two of the following four breakout sessions held throughout the day:
- Opportunities to develop markets within the local tourism industry
- Identifying catch composition using technology to enable self-reporting
- Community Supported Fisheries
- Processors' Viewpoint
A summary report of the conference proceedings is available to download below.