Review of the UK Fishery Producer Organisations (POs).

A consortium headed by MRAG has been awarded the contract to undertake a review of the UK Fishery Producer Organisations on behalf of Defra.  The consortium members include the New Economics Foundation (NEF), Inmara and Nautilus Consultants.

Each of the consortium members has previous experience in reviewing PO operations - in the UK and within EU Member States - and have at various times looked at the very different ways that other countries support producer organisations and their access to fish resources.  In amongst this body of work Nautilus undertook a comprehensive review of the performance of UK POs back in 2006.