Fishing into the Future Workshop
July 2013

Summary and outcome document is now available

Download the PDF here

“I found the experience both informative and rewarding: Surprising to discover the similarities in relation to the difficulties surrounding individual and diverse sectors of the fishing industry”

“I’d say this was the first workshop of its kind in the UK in terms of bringing all the sectors together, positively. It has great potential to foster change”

Thank you so much to all of the participants, speakers and the Fishing into the Future Steering committee that made the 1st Fishing into the Future workshop such a success!

We are delighted that so many representatives from across the UK fishing and seafood industry were able to join the workshop at the Berry Head Hotel in Brixham to share their ideas and experiences and to design a way in which the industry can work together and collaborate to secure a sustainable and profitable future.

The workshop has already led to new partnerships, collaboration and ideas that can be taken forward individually or collectively. Not only did participants agree to the ongoing evolution of the Fishing into the Future initiative, but also committed to take a range of concrete actions to address issues on science, marketing, training and business development.

His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales lent his support to the workshop, and joined us on the final day to hear participants share outcomes and actions. He praised the work of UK fishermen in taking steps to reduce the impact of their industry on the marine environment saying ‘it is encouraging that all over the UK fishermen are taking action and setting an excellent example’. His Royal Highness’ full speech can be read at

The Fishing into the Future website will be updated in the coming weeks and will provide further details about the workshop, including links to the presentations that were given, and the actions that it inspired. It will also be re-designed to offer a forum for ongoing industry collaboration and discussion.

In the meantime please visit the Fishing into the Future facebook and twitter pages

The Fishing into the Future Organising Team

Photo montage of the 2013 Workshop