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Electoral Reform ServicesFREEPOST ND635233 Clarendon RoadLONDONN1 1BRFurther information on IFGs is available on our website:www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Fisheries/Sea-Fisheries,or from the IFG National Coordinator, Bill Ellis who canbe contacted in the following ways:A: Marine Directorate, Pentland House,Room 511, Edinburgh EH14 1TYE: bill.ellis@scotland.gsi.gov.ukT: 0131 244 4756Inshore Fisheries Groupshow to get involved


InshoreFisheriesGroups (IFGs)IFGs aim to improve the management of Scotland’s inshorefisheries out to 6nm and to give commercial inshorefishermen (owners, skippers and crew) a strong voice inwider marine management developments.The first pilot IFGs are launching now.The first Groups will be Outer Hebrides, the South Eastand the Clyde. The North West, the Moray Firth and theSmall Isles & Mull IFGs will follow soon after.IFGs’ effectiveness depends on the support and activeparticipation of commercial fishermen themselves and weurge you to get involved.IFG structure, membership and roleMembership of the IFG shall be open to owners, skippersand crew of Scottish or UK registered fishing vessels. EachIFG will have an Executive Committee to drive its work,supported by an Advisory Group (including for exampleFisheries Research Services, Scottish Natural Heritage andthe Scottish Fisheries Protection Agency). An independentchairperson will chair Executive Committee meetings andthe IFG as a whole.The Executive Committee is made up of commercial fishinginterests drawn from:(i) the Fishermen’s Associations that operate inthe IFG area;and(ii) a spokesperson to represent those fishermen whooperate in the area but who are not members of anAssociation (‘non-affiliated fishermen’). Those nonaffiliatedfishermen who are registered with an IFG willelect this spokesperson.IFGs will produce realisticfisheries managementplans for their areas that fitwith wider strategic goalssuch as sustainable stocks, ahealthy marine environmentand a profitable fishing sectorthat supports strong coastalcommunities.Getting involved in the pilotIFGs - How to RegisterFishermen’s Associationsshould register their interestin the IFG, on behalf of theirmembers, advising which of itsvessels fish in the areas of the 6pilot IFGs by contacting the NationalCo-ordinator, in writing, by post oremail, to the address on the back of thisleaflet.Outer HebridesNon-affiliated fishermen shouldregister their wish to join the pilotIFG using the form within this leaflet.Registration allows participationin the election for the non-affiliatedspokesperson, be it as candidate,nominator or voter. The registration and12 nm limitelection process is being facilitated by an6 nm limitindependent body, Electoral Reform Services(ERS). Simply complete the form attached to thisleaflet, cut it off and send it to ERS at the FREEPOSTaddress on the other side. Alternatively, contact ERS on0208 365 8909, at ifg@electoralreform.co.uk,or The Election Centre, 33 Clarendon Road, London, N8 0NW.This map is for indicative purposes only and may be subject to change. Scale 1:2,650,000Data: Low watermark coastline from Ordanance Survey Boundaryline 2006 12nm and 6nmlimits from Scottish Government. Due to OS licence conditions, you/your agent may only usethis map for official business dealings with the Scottish Government. If you wish to use themap for other uses, you must first obtain a separate licence from OS. © Crown copyright2008. All rights reserved Scotish Government. Licence number 100020540 2008. ScottishGovernment G1 Science & Analysis Team 21 August 2008, Job 4436ac DuntulmSmall Isles& MullErraidScale: 1:2,500,000Data: low watermark coastline from Ordnance Survey Boundaryline 200612nm and 6nm limits from Scottish ExecutiveDue to OS licence conditions, you/your agent may only use this map forofficial business dealings with the Scottish Executive. If you wish to usethe map for other uses, you must first obtain a separate licence from OS.© Crown copyright 2006. All rights reserved Scottish Executive.Licence number: 100020540 2006. April 2006 job3750ac12 nm limit6nm limitSeana SgeirSouth WestMull of KintyreNorth WestSkye BridgeRubha an RidireDuart PointClydeMull of GallowayOrkneyNorth CoastSolwayShetland &Fair IsleDuncansby HeadMoray FirthRattray HeadEast CoastNorth Esk RiverBorder with EnglandSouth EastREGISTER OF INTEREST IN MEMBERSHIP OF AN IFGNote: These arrangements are for fishermen who are not membersof a Fishermen’s Association. There are separate registrationarrangements for Fishermen’s Associations, which will registerinterest on behalf of their members – please refer to the leaflet.NameContact detailsAddressPhoneEmailVesselNamePLNPlease confirm you are not a member of a Fishermen’sAssociation by ticking this box.Which of the 6 pilot IFG areas (see map) do you currentlyoperate in? Please tickOuter HebridesClydeSouth EastNorth WestMoray FirthSmall Isles and MullIf you wish to be considered as a prospective candidate forelection to an IFG’s Executive Committeeplease tick this box.Please also write here which of the 6 pilot IFGs you wish to beconsidered as a candidate for.N.B. We are asking only for registration for the first 6 pilot IFGs at present.Details regarding how to become involved in the remaining 6 will followin due course.

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