*The IFGs have now been succeeded by the Regional IFG structure. More information is available on the new Regional IFG webapges.
Inshore Fisheries Groups (IFGs) are non-statutory bodies that aim to improve the management of Scotland’s inshore fisheries out to six nautical miles, and to give commercial inshore fishermen a strong voice in wider marine management developments.
Six pilot IFGs were set up in 2009, covering the Clyde, Moray Firth, North West, Outer Hebrides, Small Isles & Mull, and South East. Each pilot IFG developed an inshore fisheries management plan for its area.
Following on from this pilot, six new IFGs were established in the East Coast, Moray Firth & North Coast, North West, Orkney, Outer Hebrides, and South West. They have been succeeded by the Regional IFG structure which has been established from April 2016.
Further information about the IFGs is available at the IFG website.
The IFG Remit and a map of the six IFG areas are available to download below.