The Fathom podcast has partnered with The National Federation of Fisherman’s Organisations (NFFO) to produce a series of informative and highly topical episodes, focusing on the challenges and opportunities facing UK fishermen in the post-Brexit landscape. In this first episode, NFFO CEO Barrie Deas and CFPO CEO Chris Ranford interview a Defra policy official about a big new funding opportunity for the industry.
On the table for discussion is the Fisheries Industry Science Partnership (FISP) scheme, which forms one prong of the three-stranded £100m UK Seafood Fund. The FISP scheme aims to improve and share knowledge of fisheries and aquaculture by funding data collection and research to support sustainable fisheries management.
This conversation sheds light on how the scheme works - how it aims to ensure fishermen are properly included, how and when the different rounds will be rolled out, and how it might adapt as time goes on.
The National Federation of Fishermen’s Organisations (NFFO)
UK Seafood Fund: Fisheries Industry Science Partnerships scheme
Fishing into the Future
Fishmongers’ Company’s Charitable Trust