Scotland has five Regional Inshore Fisheries Groups where local fishers come together to explore local fisheries management initiatives.
The five groups are:
Each Group develops their Fisheries Management Plan with projects and initiatives designed to promote local sustainable fisheries. Some example projects include.
The network was established in 2016 and succeed the six Inshore Fisheries Groups that were formerly in place from 2013.
To improve the sustainable management of inshore fisheries and to give commercial inshore fishers a voice in wider marine management developments.