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This consultation ended 12 April 2022.

Consultation period:
18 January 2022 to 12 April 2022
Last updated:

Summary of outcome

A summary of responses and government response is now available at



Original consultation

We want your views on the draft Joint Fisheries Statement (JFS).

Consultation description

This is a joint consultation between the Welsh, UK, Scottish and Northern Ireland governments.

Under the Fisheries Act 2020, the 4 UK administrations (the fisheries policy authorities) must prepare and publish a JFS. This sets out:

  • our policies for achieving the fisheries objectives in the act
  • a statement explaining the intended use of fisheries management plans
  • a statement on how we have applied the fisheries objectives in formulating the policies and plans

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