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Rodney Anderson is the Director of Fisheries in Defra, including responsibility for the Sea Fisheries Inspectorate, the Centre for Environment Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (CEFAS). The work of the Fisheries Directorate is divided between the Divisions listed below.
Contact details for individual work areas have been included in the relevant sections of the web site. However, for more general contacts, or where your are of interest is not obviously covered, contact details for the Divisions are given below:
Headed by Richard Cowan
Tel: 020 7270 8199
Sponsorship of finfish and aquaculture in England; measures for prevention and control of diseases of fish and shellfish; control of imports of live fish and shellfish and aquaculture products; setting policy framework for regulation and management of salmon and freshwater fisheries; measures to control spread of non-native fish and crayfish species; UK policy on whaling (UK Commissioner to the International Whaling Commission)
Aquaculture and fish health
Tel: 020 7270 8205
Sponsorship of finfish and shellfish aquaculture in England; Several and Regulating Orders for shellfisheries; measures for prevention and control of diseases of fish and shellfish; control of imports of live fish and shellfish and aquaculture products
Whlaing Salmon* and Freshwater Fisheries (*excluding aqualture)
Tel: 020 7270 8202
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Headed by Lindsay Harris
Tel: 020 7270 8264
Responsible for UK policy on EU Common Fisheries Policy issues in relation to total allowable catches and quotas, management of fishing effort, conservation of fish resources and fisheries negotiations with non-EU countries and international organisations; UK policy towards Regional Advisory Councils (RACs), and support for those RACs in which the UK has an interest; policy on environmental aspects of fisheries, including fisheries aspects of small cetaceans; customer responsibility for marine fisheries science, including the Fisheries Science Partnership; coordination of UK Presidency of the Fisheries Council (July-December 2005)
CFP Management Team
Tel: 020 7270 8021
TACs and quotas. Effort control and fleet capacity policy. Technical conservation. Fisheries Science Partnership and other scientific and technical projects
Fisheries Policy EU and International Team
Tel: 020 7270 8296
Common Fisheries Policy; International operation of fisheries including UNCLOS and regional fisheries organisations; Third country agreements; Distant water fisheries; Total allowable catches (TACS), quotas and excess; Conservation
Environmentally Friendly Fishing Team
Tel: 020 7270 8298
Technical conservation measures; Sea Fisheries Committees (SFCs); Environmental aspects of fisheries including coastal fisheries issues.
Fisheries Science Unit
Tel: 020 7270 8494
Responsible for commissioning and managing research on marine and freshwater fisheries, fish health and aquaculture funded by Fisheries Directorate; providing scientific advice; developing science strategy; liaising with other science areas in Defra and the Science Directorate; coordinating research with other UK sponsors and the EU.
Coordination of thr ERA-NET project "MariFish: Coordination of European Fisheries Research", funded by the European Commission, involving 17 European partners. Further information on fisheries science.
UK Presidency Team
Tel: 020 7270 8517
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Headed by Anne Sharp
Tel: 020 7270 8139
Tel: 020 7270 8134
Coordination of UK policy on fisheries enforcement
Tel: 020 7270 8120
Quota management reform, vessel licensing policy, sustainable communities, grant and state aid
Coastal Waters Policy
Relations with Sea Fisheries Committees, & authorities inthe Channel Isles & Isle of Man; policy on inshore management & recreational angling; oversight of fisheries aspects of the Marine Bill.
Tel: 020 7270 8488
Providing support to senior management in Fisheries Directorate in the areas of finance, corporate business issues and learning and devlopment.
Tel: 020 7238 8103
Tel: 020 7238 3254
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Headed by Fiona Mettam
Tel: 020 7270 8217
To provide cross-cutting and strategic support to the Fisheries Director and policy divisions. Lead on WSSD fisheries implementation plan and development of National Strategic Plan for new EFF.
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6 October 2005
Page published: 17 January 2005
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