SWFPO is committed to reducing the impact that’s its members fleets have on the marine environment in order to protect the stocks they depend upon.
Various measures are already in place to ensure our fisheries remain sustainable and ensure that there is a viable future for the next generation of fishermen. SWFPO engage and get involved in the shaping of future science to support the development of meaningful management.
We continue to make investments to ensure that we are doing the right thing by our members and the environment, including investing in government and academic partnerships, vessel surveys, gear trials, biological sampling, reputation management and data sharing.
Some examples of projects SWFPO is currently or has been involved in include:
“Working with SWFPO has been crucial to the progress of the Project UK FIPs and the continued success of the FIPs requires significant industry input and engagement. Not only has SWFPO provided a positive contribution to the two scallop and SW monkfish Steering Group discussions, their active participation in the delivery of actions identified in the FIP action plans demonstrates leadership in the commitment to improving the sustainability of UK fisheries.”
Championing members interests
SWFPO represents the interests of our members at the highest level, sitting on a number of different industry and stakeholder forums. Here we inform, influence and lead policy to champion the needs or our members, as well as securing the best working conditions and opportunities for them and their fleets in the UK and internationally.
Examples of some of the groups we sit on: