Fisheries, Seafood and Aquaculture

Wales’s fisheries, seafood and aquaculture sectors have an opportunity to develop and contribute to the ambition for Wales to be at the forefront of sustainable food production. There is also greater export potential for Welsh fisheries than is currently secured. New technology and advancements must be grasped alongside a more open and inclusive approach to fisheries management, where good science, engagement and research sits at the heart of a co-management approach with our fishing communities.

The sector has faced numerous challenges in recent years, not least from Brexit and the Covid-19 pandemic. Plaid Cymru is committed to introducing a Wales Fisheries Bill. We will work with industry stakeholders to develop fisheries and aquaculture policy, backed by a strategy that has sustainability, investment and industry engagement at its core.

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