Introduction

To chart the course of the Cornish Fishing Industry for the next 20-year journey we need your help...

Back in 2000 the Cornwall Fisheries Taskforce published a 20yr-plan to prioritise the strategic investment of Objective One funding in the Cornish Fishing to best equip it to adapt and prosper during in the period 2000 to 2020.

In 2021, following the UK Exit from the EU and global recovery post-COVID pandemic the industry faces new challenges and opportunities across all sectors of the industry.  As part of its plan to address these issues the Cornish Fish Producers Organisation (CFPO) has engaged with the Cornwall Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise (CIoSLEP) to develop a new Cornish fishing strategy.  It is hoped this will guide the public sector in Cornwall and provide a clear call to action on the national stage.

To draw up this plan we need to hear the views, thoughts and insights of you – the stakeholders – so if you have an interest in the Cornish Fishing & Seafood industry and its future please take five minutes to complete this short survey.

If you have further comments then please e-mail the project team:
cornwallfishingstrategy@gmail.com and we will arrange a call.

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* 1. Which Cornish or Isles of Scilly port or harbour do you work from?

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* 2. In which sector of the Cornish fishing industry do you work

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* 3. Which of the following statements best describes your role?

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* 4. How many years have you worked in the fishing industry?

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* 5. Thinking about the main fish or shellfish stocks that you fish for, over the last 20yrs do you feel these have increased, decreased or stayed the same?

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* 6. Based on your own experience how do you feel fisheries management has changed? (i.e. the effectiveness of policy and enforcement)

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* 7. Based on your experience of the port you most use, how have the port
facilities changed?

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* 8. Based on your perception, how has the promotion and marketing of Cornish seafood changed in the time you have worked in the industry?

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* 9. In order of significance please rank (1-6) these future challenges (1 is the most significant and 6 is of least concern)

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* 10. Thinking about the forthcoming £100M fisheries support scheme being developed by Government please give a star rating to the proposals which you think would have the greatest long term benefits for the industry as a whole (where 5 is a top priority and 1 is a low priority)

  Very low priority Low priority Neither important Important Very important
Financial support for scrap and build for a safer, modern fleet
Greater investment in fisheries science to support stock assessment and fisheries certifications (e.g. MSC)
Financial support for young fishermen to purchase 2nd vessels
Greater investment in careers and training
Greater investment in the promotion and marketing of domestically landed seafood
Greater investment in support facilities as ports and harbours
Greater investment in reducing carbon emissions across the fleet

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* 11. If you would like to provide further information please do so in the box below.

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