Meetings

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Date
Region
Meeting Address
30 Apr 2024
Orkney
Stromness Nav School. Fiddler's Pier, Victoria St, Stromness KW16 3BS
Title

Orkney RIFG Meeting 7.30pm

Description

Orkney Regional Inshore Fishing Group is here to give the Fishermen of Orkney a strong voice in these challenging times. Your views, knowledge and experience are much needed to ensure Orkney is at the centre of future planning;

Fishermen are encouraged to participate but if you are unable to attend in person, there will be an option to contribute remotely through Zoom. (This facility is new to Orkney RIFG and may not be the best quality). If you wish to join via Zoom or wish to discuss any issues oprior to the meeting, please contact the Chair, Phil Bennett, by Phone: 07305 212429  or  E-mail OrkneyRIFG@gmail.com.

An agenda will be published nearer the date.

Documents

Previous Meetings

Date
Region
Meeting Address
13 Feb 2024
North West Coast
Broadford Village Hall
Title

NW RIFG Meeting February 2024

Description

Meeting to be held in Broadford on 13th February 2024

Documents
30 Jan 2024
Orkney
Stromness Nav School. Fiddler's Pier, Victoria St, Stromness KW16 3BS
Title

Orkney RIFG Meeting 7.30pm

Description

Orkney Regional Inshore Fishing Group is here to give the Fishermen of Orkney a strong voice in these challenging times. Your views, knowledge and experience are much needed to ensure Orkney is at the centre of future planning;

Invites have been made to Mark Shiner, Head of Stromness Nav School, to share information about the proposed changes to training requirements for new entrants; and to Stuart Bell, Marine Directorate, Scottish Govenment, to give an update and answer any specific concerns.

Fishermen are encouraged to participate but if you are unable to attend in person, please feel free to contact the Chair, Phil Bennett, directly to discuss any issues you want to be raised. (Phone: 07305 212429  or  E-mail OrkneyRIFG@gmail.com)

 

 

29 Jan 2024
National
Virtual.
Title

FMAC Inshore Subgroup - Meeting #3

Description

Virtual meeting #3 of Fisheries Management and Conservation (FMAC) subgroup focussing on inshore fisheries matters.

Agenda

1: Welcome, introductions, actions of previous.

2: RIFG Update.

3: Inshore fisheries management improvements.

4: Break

5: Improving the inshore evidence base.

6: Delivering ecosystem-based management.

7. Update on scientific trial for razor clams.

8: AOB.

Title

SWRIFG Quarterly Meeting

Description

Quarterly Meeting

Title

SW RIFG Meeting Solway Fishery

Description

Solway static gear

Title

Orkney RIFG Meeting

Description

Orkney Regional Inshore Fishing Group is here to give the Fishermen of Orkney a strong voice in these challenging times. Your views, knowledge and experience are much needed to ensure Orkney is at the centre of future planning

Title

Shetland Regional Inshore Fisheries Group Meeting

Description

First meeting of Shetland Regional Inshore Fisheries Group. All fishermen welcome.

Title

Fisheries Management and Conservation (FMAC) Inshore Subgroup - Meeting 2

Description

This subgroup of the main FMAC forum convenes national RIFG Chairs alongwith fishing industry reps, academia and environmentally focussed organisations to help shape the development and practical implementation of key inshore fisheries managment policies. It will utilise a co-management approach to develop solutions to difficult nationwide fisheries management and conservation challenges within Scotland’s inshore area (out to 12 nautical miles).

Title

Orkney RIFG Meeting

Description

Orkney Regional Inshore Fishing Group is here to give the Fishermen of Orkney a strong voice in these challenging times. Your views, knowledge and experience are much needed to ensure Orkney is at the centre of future planning. This will also be an opportunity to meet the new Chair, Phil Bennett and to ask direct questions of a representative of Marine Scotland, who has been invited to attend.

Title

North West RIFG Meeting May 23

Description

Quarterly  meeting of the NW RIFG held in Ullapool in May 2023

Documents
Title

November - West Coast RIFG meeting

Description

West Coast Regional Inshore Fisheries Group

29 November 2022 - 14:00

 

Title

11 November 2022 - North and East Coast Regional Meeting

Description

A regular meeting took place online 13:00 - 15:00

Title

03 October 2022 - RIFG Chairs Meeting

Description

The chairs of all local RIFG's met on 03 October 2022, agenda and minutes can be found here.

Title

July 2022 - RIFG Chairs meeting.

Description

The chairs all met on 12 July 2022, Agenda and Minutes can be found here.

Title

Outer Hebrides Regional Inshore Fisheries Group Meetings

Description
  • Meeting in County Hotel, Stornoway - 17 May 2022 - 2000
  • Meeting In Board Room, North Harris Trust, Main Street, Tarbert - 16 May 2022 - 2000
Title

May 2022 - RIFG Chairs Meeting

Description

The chairs of all local RIFG's met on 09 May 2022, Agenda and minutes can be found here.

Title

February 2022 - WCRIFG

Description

The WCRIFG Management Committee met on 04 February 2022 via Microsoft Teams.

Title

January 2022 - RIFG Chairs Meeting

Description

The Chairs of all local RIFG's met on the 24th January 2022. Agenda and Minutes can be found here. 

Title

Outer Hebrides

Description

Outer Hebrides RIFG Meeting - 03 December 2021 - Starting at 10:30 - 15:20

Title

November 2021 - RIFG Chairs Meeting

Description

The Chairs of all local RIFG's met on 23rd November 2021. Agenda and Minutes can be found here. 

Title

Scotland’s Scallop Sector Working Group (SSSWG)

Description

Note of Meeting

4th November 2021 - Online via Microsoft Teams

Title

7 October 2021 - RIFG Chairs Meeting

Description

Via Microsoft Teams - 1pm - 3pm

Title

August 2021 - RIFG Chairs Meeting

Description

Via Microsoft Teams 1pm - 3pm

Title

August 2021 Scottish Scallop Sector Working Group Meeting

Description

Outcome paper from SSSWG Management Sub Group, intended to asses current management measures for scallop fisheries management and assess existing options and proposals for fisheries improvement.

Title

West Coast RIFG Management Committee Meeting

Description

Forthcoming West Coast RIFG Management Committee Meeting to be held online on Thursday 22nd July, starting at 12:30

Title

05 July 2021 - RIFG Chairs Meeting

Description

Via Teams 1pm - 3pm

Title

June 2021 - North & East Coast Seaweed Cultivation

Description

A new business opportunity for Aberdeenshire: Seaweed Cultivation

Title

10 May 2021 - RIFG Chairs Meeting

Description

Via Microsoft Teams 2pm - 4pm

Title

31 March 2021 - RIFG Chairs Gathering

Description

Agenda - 31st March - 14:30 - 16:30 - Via MS Teams

Title

March 2021 - Cockle meetings

Description

Cockle Fishery Meetings

Title

March 2021 - Outer Hebrides - Note of Cockle Fishery Meetings

Description

Productive meetings were held with community interests in Harris, Uist and Barra to consider the reent cockle survey completed by the Outer Hebrides Fisheries Trust. Officials from Marine Scotland (MS) Policy, Science and Enforcement, NatureScot and CNES were in attendance at all meetings.

Title

February 2021 - Outer Hebrides Cockle Meeting

Description

Outer Hebrides RIFG  Meeting

Tuesday  16 February 2021

 

1400  - 1500  via Zoom

 

Meeting ID: 918 3498 1600Passcode: 683388

Telephone Dial in Number:0131 460 1196 United Kingdom  

 

Title

February 2021 National Chairs Future Fisheries Management Strategy Meeting

Description

RIFG Chairs – Future Fisheries Management - (FFM) Strategy Forward Planning Meet will take place on Tuesday 9th February 2021, 14:00 to 16:00Via MS Teams.

 

Title

January 2021 - National Chairs Meet

Description

The Chairs of all local RIFG's met on 19th January. Agenda and Minutes can be found here. 

Title

Brexit and Our Fisheries. How it Will Affect You

Description

As we approach the deadline for the transition period, This online meeting with a presentation from the Brexit Team will help unravel the complexities of hw it will affect you, with up to the minute updates of the final talks with the EU.

Joining details: Zoom,  Friday 18th December at 16:00hrs

                         Login:   895 9821 3897, 

                         ID:         256737

 

Documents
Title

November 2020 West Coast Regional Meeting

Description

A West Coast Regional Meeting, hosted on zoom, took place on 11th November.

Title

September 2020 North East Coast Regional Meeting

Description

The North and East Coast Regional meeting took place on 18th September 2020, via Zoom.

Title

August 2020 - Outer Hebrides RIFG Pot Limitation Sub-group

Description

OUTER HEBRIDES REGIONAL  INSHORE FISHERIES GROUP

                                               

                                                 POT LIMITATION PILOT SUB GROUP

 

MS Teams, Pete Middleton, CNES

 

Tuesday 11 August 2020     1000  -  1200

Title

February 2020 - OH RIFG Meeting

Description

OUTER HEBRIDES REGIONAL  INSHORE FISHERIES GROUP

                                               

                                                COMMITTEE MEETING

 

Committee Room 2, CNES, Stornoway

 

Friday 28 February     2020 at  10.30am

Title

February 2020 - Outer Hebrides RIFG Pot Limitation Meeting

Description

Pot Limitation Pilot meeting held in Stornoway on 27th February 2020.

Title

January 2020 - NEC RIFG Meeting

Description

North and East Coast

Regional Inshore Fisheries Group

 

Friday 24 January 2020

Title

November 2019 - Outer Hebrides RIFG Committee Meet

Description

OUTER HEBRIDES REGIONAL  INSHORE FISHERIES GROUP

                                               

                                                COMMITTEE MEETING

 

Committee Room 2, CNES, Stornoway

 

Friday 1 November     2019 at  10.30am

Title

September 2019 - NECRIFG Meeting

Description

NECRIFG Updates

Title

August 2019 West Coast Regional Meeting

Description

The WCRIFG Management Committee met on 20 August at the Optima, Glasgow..

Agenda

Paper 1 Scallop Management Report

Paper 2 Limiting Creel Numbers

Paper 3 WCRIFG Fisheries Management Plan Review

Paper 4 Work Groups Updates - Mull Pilot

Title

June 2019 - Outer Hebrides RIFG Committee Meeting

Description

  Outer Hebrides Regional  IFG Executive Committee Meeting

 

1030 – 1330   28 June 2019

 

Committee Room 2, CNES, Stornoway

Title

June 2019 - Outer Hebrides RIFG Pot Limitation Meeting

Description

Outer Hebrides Regional Inshore Fisheries Group

 

Note of Pot Limitation Sub Group, Committee Room 1 CNES, 7 June 2019 at 1400

Title

May 2019 Aquaculture Work Group

Description

The Aquaculture Work Group met at Atlantic Quay, Glasgow on 14 May. A note of the meeting can be seen here.

Documents
Title

April 2019 North and East Coast Regional Meeting

Description

A meeting of the N&EC RIFG took place on 12 April 2019 at the Queens Hotel, Perth..

Agenda

Item 4

Item 5

Item 5a

 

Title

March 2019 West Coast Regional Meeting

Description

The WCRIFG Management Committee met on 27 March at Atlantic Quay, Glasgow. Joined by video connections from Aberdeen, Ayr and Stornoway, a well-attended meeting was updated by means of presentations on a number of current activities.    

Agenda 

Minute (draft)

Paper 1 West coast scallop fishery mapping exercise

Appendix of proposed scallop areas

Paper 2 Position Statement on the Laying of Subsea Cables

Paper 3 Aquaculture Position Statement (draft)

Paper 4 Review of Fisheries Management Plan, Draft Mar 2019

Documents
Title

West Highlands & Skye Subcommittee

Description

The West Highlands & Skye Subcommittee met at Kyleakin Community Centre, Kyleakin on the evening of 19 February.   

Agenda

Note (draft)

Documents
Title

February 2019 - Outer Hebrides RIFG Committee Meeting

Description

Outer Hebrides Regional Inshore Fisheries Group Committee Meeting on 1st February 2019.

Title

January 2019 North and East Coast Regional Meeting

Description

A meeting of the N&EC RIFG took place on 18 January 2019 at the Queens Hotel, Perth.   

Agenda

Minute

Item 5d

Documents
Title

January 2020 - West Coast RIFG Meeting

Description

West Coast Regional Inshore Fisheries Group

Management Committee Meeting14th January 2020 10:15-15:00 hours

Our Aim

The Regional Inshore Fisheries Groups (RIFGs) aim to improve the management of inshore fisheries in the 0-12 nautical mile zone of Scottish waters, and to give commercial inshore fishermen a strong voice in wider marine management developments.

Scottish Regional Inshore Fisheries Groups