The NFFO works on numerous fronts on behalf of its members and the wider industry to safeguard the industry’s interests, as well as influence and shape policy affecting all aspects of fishing towards ensuring a safe, sustainable, profitable and vibrant future.
Support to the industry through the Coronavirus pandemic.
Despite becoming an independent coastal state, the EU’s relationship with the UK on fishing rights – especially in relation to access and quota shares – is now in stark contrast with its relationship with Norway, another independent coastal state.
Fishing is a hazardous occupation and promoting safe working practices and training of fishermen is a critical part of the work of the NFFO.
UK seas are some of the most congested in the world where multiple uses necessitate the management of activities to minimise safety risks and frictions and enable harmonious coexistence.
As our seas are used for more and more activities it is essential that fisheries are properly accounted for when planning for other marine uses.
We commission and undertake a wide range of projects in support of our policy work towards realising a sustainable, viable and safe future for the industry.
The NFFO works with many other organisations, both within and outside of the fishing industry in order to inform, influence and lead policy for the benefit of its members and the wider UK fishing industry.