Scotland's Future Catching Policy Consultation


This consultation seeks the views of stakeholders on Scotland’s Future Catching Policy (FCP), which will establish a new approach to managing sea fishing activities within Scottish waters and will ensure that the right management measures are in place to support reasonable and pragmatic decision making.

Read the consultation paper.

Why your views matter

The publication of this consultation paper seeks to gather views on Scotland's Future Catching Policy as a fundamental part of delivering sustainable and responsible fisheries management under our Fisheries Management Strategy. We are seeking a wide variety of stakeholder views of the proposals we are setting out in order to inform delivery. 

What happens next

Your response to the consultation will help shape the development of the Future Catching Policy. We aim to publish a summary of responses after the conclusion of the consultation, highlighting any key trends to be considered. 

Scotland's Future Catching Policy consultation - Scottish Government - Citizen Space


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