Next start date: April 10th

IFCA Briefing Series 2023/24

Session 4. IFCA Stories Project

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10 April 2024


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The Institute is pleased to be working with the Association of IFCA's on a series of briefings for IFCA members and officers.


The aim of these briefings are to provide the members and officers the opportunity to a) learn from recognised experts in marine and fisheries policy relevant to their role as a member of the IFCA and b) share their knowledge, skills and experience to support and enrich their role as a member and to share best practice.

There are three key policy areas that we will be sharing information on over the briefing series, each of which was identified in the Defra Spending Review in 2021

1) Marine spatial prioritisation (including marine planning and licensing)

2) Fisheries Management Plans and the Fisheries Act

3) Marine Protected Area management


The briefings will be held virtually over Zoom and will be no longer than 90 minutes in length.  Interested members and officers must register in advance to be sent the joining details.

Session 4 - The IFCA Stories Project

Recognising what we do well and building capacity to do more in the pursuit of fisheries co-management: Feedback seminar.

10th April 15:30 - 17:00

Our fourth talk will be presented by Dr Sarah Coulthard of Newcastle University and Chaired by Les Weller of Northumberland IFCA

During summer/autumn 2023, 75 indepth interviews were conducted with staff and authority members from across the 10 regional Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authorities. The interviews provided a space for those working within IFCAs to reflect on what’s going well, key challenges, and opportunities to strengthen what IFCAs can achieve. This seminar will present some of the emergent findings from those interviews and provides a space for feedback from seminar participants to further inform the research project findings.

Note: All findings presented in the seminar retain full anonymity, no individuals or individual IFCAs are identifiable. Our focus in this seminar are the generalisable elements of the findings thus far, rather than detailed individual stories, which are still in progress working with the IFCAs.

Please note these events are only open to IFCA members and staff. All names will be checked before joining instructions are sent out

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