GAP2 is gearing up to hold another pioneering, participatory event. The mission? To bring together scallop fishers from both the French and British sides of the Channel, along with policy-makers, scientists and NGOs, to discuss the future of this valuable fishery.
How can tensions between nationalities be resolved? How can the fishery best be managed to achieve long-term sustainability? And what are the necessary next steps?
One thing’s for sure: collaboration is key.
GAP2 is delighted to be hosting this workshop – the FIRST EVER facilitated discussion between French and UK fishers with a view to developing a regional management plan – with support from the North-Western Waters Advisory Council (NWWAC), WWF and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF).
“THE FUTURE OF SCALLOP FISHERIES IN THE CHANNEL: TOWARDS A REGIONAL MANAGEMENT PLAN”
WHERE? The Berry Head Hotel, Brixham, Devon – UK!
WHEN? 14th – 16th April, 2014
- To bring together participants representing a range of interests and professions linked to the Channel scallop fisheries and fisheries management
- To share experiences in achieving sustainability and profitability through improved fisheries management
- To explore the benefits of achieving a regional management plan through co-managed and participatory approaches
- To take the first steps in designing a ‘tool kit’ of management/implementing measures for the Channel fisheries
Translation services will be provided throughout the event
You can see a current delegate list for the event here.
And the current agenda here.
Want to know more about the fishery? Why not read Giles’ blog for GAP2 ‘War and Peace: Sustainable Scallops in the Channel’?
For further information please contact Giles Bartlett, Marine Projects Manager, WWF: email@example.com
And remember to look out for #GAP2 scallops on twitter!