PROJECT TO DELIVER NEW FISHERIES MANAGEMENT AND MARINE ENFORCEMENT REGIME
- STAKEHOLDER ADVISORY GROUP

- TERMS OF REFERENCE

Background

The Minister for Rural Affairs, Elin Jones, announced in September that the Welsh Assembly Government will assume full responsibility for sea fisheries management and enforcement in Wales. The aim of the new policy is to modernise fisheries management, providing a consistent management structure for the whole of Wales by simplifying the current regime and ensuring greater transparency.

The Minister for Rural Affairs and the Minister for Environment, Sustainability and Housing have agreed that the new regime will also be responsible for Fisheries and marine enforcement.

The Ministers are keen to work closely with all stakeholders of fisheries and the marine environment to help shape the future of fisheries and marine management in Wales. As such, the Welsh Assembly Government is committed to developing mechanisms to ensure all relevant stakeholders and local interests can feed effectively into policy development and delivery.

You have been invited to join the Stakeholder Advisory Group, which will have a critical role in shaping the future of fisheries management and marine enforcement in Wales. To achieve this effectively we would expect members to listen to other group members’ views and seek to understand each others’ positions. Also to gain a broad understanding of the environmental, socio-economic and economic factors required and to produce balanced input to achieve the best outcome for Wales.

 

Main roles of the Group

Group members will: