Next start date: February 29th

IFCA Briefing Series 2023/24

Session 3. Marine Planning and Licensing

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29 February 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 3 - Marine Planning and Licensing

29th February 15:30 - 17:00

Our third talk will be presented by presented by Paul Gilliland of the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) and Chaired by Prof. Mike Elliott of the University of Hull

Pauls talk will begin with an overview of marine plans and what goes into the formulation of them, he will then look at how marine plans operate in practice with some IFCA case studies. He will highlight how local IFCA's can support achieving the policy objectives through their responses to Marine Licence Applications.

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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