SIFIDS has been mentioned in Marine Scotland’s Future of fisheries management in Scotland: national discussion paper (March 2019). The paper seeks to start an in-depth discussion to help inform and develop the Scottish Government’s Future Fisheries Management Strategy. It contains a range of ideas and proposals to help deliver a future management structure which will firmly establish Scotland’s place as a world leader in responsible and sustainable fisheries management.
The Scottish Government is committed to delivering a sustainable, evidence-based approach to the management of Scottish fisheries based on high-quality scientific data. SIFIDS is highlighted as a project helping combat the challenge of data deficiency encountered when conducting inshore stock assessments. Investigations into innovative, low-cost and low-maintenance technology will help SIFIDS formulate attainable recommendations to Scottish Government on how best to improve inshore fisheries science.