DEFRA is consulting on its future fisheries policy which sets out plans for regulation after the UK exits the European Union. This includes plans to maintain current quota systems and the application of the Maximum Sustainable Yield (MSY) principle, while allowing for more adaptive, science-based management that is in line with the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan. The consultation asks for advice and evidence on the proposed methods for sustainable management, quota allocation, discard prevention, as well as general regulations and relationships with other countries.

The Marine Biological Association has an opportunity to respond and we would like to continue to utilise out member’s expert opinions and comments. If you would like to contribute comments for consideration in the official MBA response (see specific consultation questions below), then please provide them by email to

The deadline for the consultation is Wednesday 12th September 2018 so comments will need to be provided to the MBA by Wednesday 15th August 2018.

If you would like to discuss your contribution or have any questions, please contact Dr Matt Frost at

Aug 10, 2018 By guba