Call for Evidence: Review of Balance of Competences for fisheries and aquaculture

Calls for Evidence: Fisheries

Today the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has published a Call for Evidence on the impact of European Union powers on fishing in the UK.


This is part of the Government’s Review of the Balance of Competences between the EU and the UK. The evidence submitted will make up one of 32 subject-based reports which will provide an informed and objective analysis of what EU membership means for the UK. The Review aims to deepen public and parliamentary understanding of the nature of our EU membership.


We are inviting you to provide objective evidence about the impact or effect of EU competence in your area of expertise. (Put simply, competence is the EU’s power to act). The deadline for submissions is 13 January 2014.

The Fisheries Call for Evidence (available at outlines the scope of EU competence for a Common Fisheries Policy, fisheries management and aquaculture.

We’re looking for evidence of where EU action helps and hinders the UK. This is your opportunity to have your say on the impact of the EU, outside of the political debate on the future of Europe.

More information

Further details on the review can be found at including a link to our Call for Evidence document on Citizen Space, a website portal where we are inviting people to submit their evidence. Alternatively you can email us at

We will also be holding a series of specific workshops during the call for evidence period to gather evidence from stakeholders with an interest in fisheries management.

Please share the details of this call for evidence with your colleagues, members or anyone else you think may be interested in contributing.

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