Marine Scotland

New website for Regional Inshore Fisheries Group Network

January 5, 2021 by No Comments | Category Fisheries

A new website to provide fishers with a source of up to date information has been launched by Scotland’s Regional Inshore Fisheries Group (RIFG) network.

The website, will be regularly updated with input from the five nationwide groups – North and East Coast RIFG, West Coast RIFG, Outer Hebrides RIFG, Orkney Sustainable Fisheries and Shetland Shellfish Management Organisation. By accessing the site fishers will be able to view project documentation, access minutes of meetings and feed directly into agendas – all specific to their area.

Map of Scotland highlighting the website areas in various colours

Map of Scotland highlighting the website areas in various colours

The launch of the website is the latest part of Marine Scotland’s drive to support the evolution of the RIFGs, enabling them to become the main vehicle for evidence-based management in inshore waters.

The RIFG network was established in 2016 with the aim of improving the management of inshore fisheries and giving inshore commercial fishermen a strong voice in fisheries and wider marine management developments.

Jennifer Mouat, Chair, North and East Coast Regional Inshore Fisheries Group said: “As we move forward into a new era of fisheries management the Regional Inshore Fisheries Groups will be an integral part of connecting fisheries management and fishers.

“The new RIFG platform will allow a one stop shop for all RIFG information across the network of inshore fisheries groups making key information more accessible to all stakeholders. “

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