Establishing a multi-annual plan for demersal stocks and nephrops in the North Sea and the fisheries exploiting those stocks

Closed 1 Feb 2017

Opened 21 Dec 2016


Defra would welcome your views on a proposal for multi-species management land for demersal fish stocks and nephrops.


Why We Are Consulting

We want to know what you think about the EC’s proposals for a multi-species management plan for demersal fish stocks and nephrops in the North Sea.  We will use your views to refine the UK government’s response.  Our aim is to bring the biomass (i.e. the population) of fish stocks to sustainable levels and to protect the viability of our fishing industry.


  • All Marine Users
  • IFCAs
  • Fisheries Producer Organisations
  • Fishermen


  • Fish stocks