The current size and performance of the Welsh fishing industry, as well as the policy context of the Well-being of Future Generations Act and Environment Act, all provide important context for thinking through what a successful industry fishing can look like in Wales post-Brexit.
Attempts have been made to strengthen fisheries management, particularly at a regional level, but a fully functioning and trusted management system has yet to be put in place
This report – available in full and summary form – explores the potential fishing opportunities open to Wales, building on existing research and evidence from Wales and elsewhere.
Despite, or perhaps because of, its small size, Wales can lead in demonstrating what fisheries managed for the well-being of future generations can look like.
Some potential options are set out in the report, focusing on the type, allocation, exchange, use and landing of fishing opportunities.