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Fishing boats

We are committed to developing an integrated approach to policy-making for the Welsh coastline and seas.

This new approach includes marine management and fisheries as well as:

  • marine energy
  • tourism
  • transport
  • social inclusion and more.
It will be based on an ecosystem approach, working with fishermen to develop co-management arrangements and delivering healthy marine environments.

We recognise the importance of freshwater and marine fisheries, and want to help anglers increase their economic value.

We aim to develop the potential of aquaculture as part of the common fisheries policy, using Welsh expertise from industry and universities.

We encourage fishermen to develop joint projects with Welsh Government.  There was a Ministerial update to the Strategic  Action Plan on 13 May. We expect that there will be a further update  around six months after that.