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The Fish and Fisheries Advisory Group supports the RBMP process and contributes to the development and delivery of relevant elements of river basin plans.

The Fish and Fisheries Advisory Group (FFAG)’s role has particular reference when it comes to:

  • helping to inform the process of setting priorities for action in future river basin planning cycles;
  • understanding the status of fish stocks in Scotland;
  • reviewing and improving our fish classification results;
  • identifying areas where further research and development is required;
  • ensuring that the views of a wide range of relevant interest groups are taken into account in the RBMP process; providing feedback from the work of the group within its sector.

  • FFAG members
  • Meetings
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FFAG members

The FFAG is made up of representatives from responsible authorities, national stakeholders and organisations working on fisheries at a strategic level. At present it includes representatives from:

Other members may be co-opted, where specific expertise is required.


The group, chaired by SEPA, meets at least three times a year, with additional meetings being called as necessary. At present, the group is focusing on advising on fishery issues for the second river basin management plan.

February 2017

June 2017

December 2015

22 May 2015

Agendas, minutes and papers from previous meetings are available on request – please contact us for more details.

Contact us

For further information, please contact us.