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Associated British Ports (ABP)
Associated British Ports (ABP) is the Statutory and Competent Harbour Authority for 21 separate ports and harbours located around the UK. ABP are committed to various objectives including integrating with communities, taking into account community needs and concerns when considering major developments, managing their obligations to the environment in a responsible and sustainable manner, and engaging in partnerships to enhance our environmental stewardship.
Association of Sea Fisheries Committees (ASFC)
The Association represents the national interests of the Sea Fisheries Committees and promotes those interests to Government and to stakeholders connected with inshore fisheries management and inshore marine environmental management. Sea Fisheries committees have the responsibility to manage the inshore fisheries up to 6 miles of our coasts along with responsibility on environmental issues.
British Marine Aggregate Producers Association (BMAPA)
The British Marine Aggregate Producers Association is the trade association for the aggregates industry. Although the extraction of marine aggregates involves significantly less than one per cent the UK continental shelf, the industry recognises that it works in a sensitive environment and accepts its responsibility to operate with care and concern for other users of the sea. BMAPA believes this challenge should be approached as a partnership and actively seeks to minimise the industry's impact.
British Wind Energy Association (BWEA)
The British Wind Energy Association is the trade and professional body for the UK wind and marine renewables industries. BWEA is the leading renewable energy trade association in the UK. In 2004, BWEA expanded its mission to champion wave and tidal energy.
Collaborative Offshore Wind Research Into The Environment (COWRIE)
COWRIE is an independent company set up to raise awareness and understanding of the potential environmental impacts of the UK offshore windfarm programme. Through its research projects COWRIE is helping to get a better understanding of the impacts of building windfarms in the sea. By using this new knowledge developers can build and operate their projects in a responsible and environmentally friendly way.
National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations (NFFO)
The National Federation of Fishermen's Organisations is the representative body for fishermen in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The NFFO contribute to and advance EU and National Fisheries Policy to ensure a profitable, viable and sustainable fishing industry.
Scottish Fishermen's Federation (SFF)
The Scottish Fishermen's Federation was formed in 1973 to preserve and promote the collective interests of Fishermen's Associations. The Federation plays an active role in advancing the interests of Scottish fishermen at national and international levels by lobby government officials in Edinburgh, London and Brussels. The Federation also plays an important role in helping to inform: fisheries science; marine environment management; inshore fisheries management; marine safety regulations; and industry training/recruitment programmes.
The Sea Fish Industry Authority (Seafish) is a non Departmental Public Body (NDPB) that works across all sectors of the UK seafood industry to promote good quality, sustainable seafood. Part of the work of Seafish's Business Development directorate is to promote a responsible industry.
The Shellfish Association of Great Britain
The SAGB is the Shellfish industry's trade body and the director and staff are based at Fishmongers' Hall in the City of London. Shellfish farmers, groups of fishermen, commercial traders and companies, the Seafish Industry Authority and many of the Sea Fisheries Committees are members. The range of species marketed and activities covered have extended gradually in its 103 years of service to the industry