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Scarborough Harbour and Fishing Discussed

Scarborough Harbour

Published at 6:31am 7th February 2018

Today sees the first of a series of meetings to look at the future of the fishing industry and Scarborough Harbour.

It's open to members of the public who can contribute and takes place at the Town Hall at 2pm.

Experts will be present, to give their views on how the infrastructure can be updated.

They'll discuss things like the future of fish stocks, changes in regulations and leaving the EU

MEETING 1. INDUSTRY AND POLICY EXPERTS: PUBLIC MEETING

Wednesday 7 February – 2pm, Town Hall Council Chamber
Attendance: Fishing industry and policy experts from NIEFCA, MMO, CEFAS, Marine industry Lawyer, elected members, officers, general public and stakeholders. Areas to look at include future projections of fish stocks, changes in fishing regulations, new markets & Brexit impact.

 

MEETING 2. FISHING INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVES
Friday 9 February - 3pm in the RNLI Meeting Room
Attendance: Fishing industry representatives from catching and processing.

An informal meeting with the fishing industry representatives to obtain their views on the direction of the fishing industry and the wider proposals for the West Pier redevelopment.


Suggested questions / topics of discussion
• Current fishing infrastructure provision?
• Future industry opportunities and growth or otherwise? Which direction is the industry going in by 2030?
• Future fishing infrastructure requirements?
• What other activities could be encouraged in the Harbour?
• Any other questions?

 

MEETING 3. HARBOUR STAKEHOLDERS
Monday 12 February –10am, RNLI Meeting Room
Attendance: South Bay traders, other harbour users, yacht club, boat anglers, etc.

An informal meeting with wider stakeholders to obtain their views on the direction and wider proposals for West Pier.


Suggested questions / topics of discussion
• Role and importance of the fishing industry within the wider community?
• Current and future infrastructure provision?
• Future opportunities and growth or otherwise?
• What other activities could be done in the harbour, particularly upon West Pier?
• Any other questions?

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