Fisher Forums are local meetings designed to listen to fishers about matters that are important to them, to share knowledge and information about fisheries management and conservation initiatives that are relevant to both fishers and the NIFCA, and overall to support a thriving fishing industry where both people and nature can benefit.

Meetings are informal in nature, designed to encourage discussion, and will be followed by refreshments. Meetings will be recurring and NIFCA will aim to drop-in to harbours and ports throughout the district multiple times through the year.

Please see a table of times and locations from the first round of forums which has now ended. We will be releasing dates of the next round shortly, so please keep an eye on this page and our social media to get the update. 

Everyone is welcome, including family members and retired fishers. 

  Port/Harbour Date and Time Location
Upcoming Events Amble 14th November 2023 – 15:00-17:00 Amble Harbourmaster’s Office or aboard NIFCA vessel St Aidan
Blyth 20th November 2023 – 15:00-17:00  Blyth Harbour onboard NIFCA vessel
North Shields 29th November 2023 – 15:00-17:00 Royal Quay Marina aboard NIFCA vessel St Aidan
Seahouses 14th December 2023 – 15:00-17:00 Harbour Masters Office, North Sunderland Harbour
Eyemouth 9th January 2024 – 15:00-17:00 Hippodrome, Eyemouth Harbour
Holy Island TBC TBC


Seahouses 21st November 2022  –  16:00-17:30 The Hub, Stone Close, Seahouses
Holy Island 1st December 2022  –  16:00-17:30 The Reading Room
Eyemouth 5th December 2022  –  16:00-17:30 Hippodrome, Eyemouth Harbour
Amble 11th January 2023  –  14:30-17:00 Amble Harbourmaster’s Office OR aboard NIFCA vessel St Aidan
North Shields 24th January 2023  –  14:30-17:00 Royal Quay Marina aboard NIFCA vessel St Aidan
Blyth 25th January 2023  –  14:30-17:00 Blyth Harbour onboard NIFCA vessel