The Fisheries Resource Education Programme (F-REP)

F-REP is a three day residential event designed to get people from the fishing industry, science and fisheries management to understand each other’s expertise and work together effectively

Get involved with charting the course of your industry

Applications Currently Closed – Watch this Space


SOUTH COAST, ENGLAND – Demersal Non-Quota Species

Chilworth Manor, Hampshire: 6th – 9th November 2023



Burn Hall, Yorkshire: 26th – 29th February 2024

What is F-REP all about

The development of Fisheries Management Plans (FMPs) is overhauling the way we do fisheries management in the UK – creating the opportunity for fishermen, scientists and policymakers to work together to develop fisheries research and policy.

With this in mind, we are inviting you to apply for the Fisheries Resource Education Programme (F-REP), focused on sharing key knowledge and building the skills and connections for everyone to work together effectively. Take a look at an example of our South Coast agenda and event sessions.

How can I get involved?

We are looking for people working in the fishing industry, research, and policy to join us on a three-day residential event.

Register your interest by filling out this form or contact Emma at Fishing into the Future to tell us about yourself and why you would like to participate.

This is a collaborative event, and financial support is available for participation and to cover time and associated costs.

Why should I take part?

We believe that co-management – an approach where key groups work together in decision-making – is the best approach to build sustainable fisheries and a prosperous fishing industry.

But the success of co-management depends on having the right conditions for everyone to work together. This workshop will equip you with the skills, connections and confidence to further (or to jumpstart) your participation in fisheries research and management.


What do past workshop attendees
have to say?


“As a relatively new entrant to the commercial fishing industry, much of the legislation I have to adhere to has been a mystery, not to mention the fisheries management terms and acronyms. This course was superb in explaining the science and management structure of the fishing industry.”

Participant from FITF residential event, London, 2020

“There is nothing like it! I learnt so much in such a short space of time. It would take you years to pick all this up on your own.”

Sean Dennison, Fisherman
FITF residential event, Aberdeen, 2019

“In the 34 years I’ve been a fisherman, we’ve never been taught how fisheries are managed, and how science interacts with the fishing. I’ve been waiting a long time for a course like this to come along, and it’ll make a real difference to the next generation of fishermen.”

Mark Robertson, Fisherman
FITF residential event in Aberdeen, 2017


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