New Under Ten
Fishermen's Association

Making Things Different

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NUTFA is the only UK organisation specifically dedicated to the support, survival and development of the Under Ten Metre Fleet.

The NUTFA Team would like to thank all those who have put their trust in us to achieve all our aims for a viable and profitable under ten sector.

NUTFA is a non-profit making organisation and represents the under 10m and non-sector at local, UK and EU levels, defending their rights and fighting for their future.

NUTFA represents all under ten sectors, quota and non quota, trawlers and netters, liners, shell fishermen and all other licensed fishermen trying to make a living from the sea.

UK and European fishing politics has been dominated for too long by the interests of the over ten sector, NUTFA represents the interests of the under ten sector at Local, Advisory Council (AC), European Commission and Parliament meetings as well as continuing to press for fairer recognition and a better deal from DEFRA and the MMO.

Currently working tirelessly through the challenges of the uncertainty of the impact of Brexit and the navigating the challenges that will be faced by fishermen from 2021 onwards.

NUTFA, born from a need to right the wrongs of quota allocation, now fights for everyone within the sector on every issue that might affect them.

Offering advice and assistance for fishermen on a vast range of issues including hand holding with paperwork and advice on grants and entitlements. More recently NUTFA have set up a law clinic, with assistance from fisheries lawyers across the UK who volunteer time and experience, to assist fishermen with challenges they face with regulatory compliance and enforcement issues.

LawWorks Fisheries Clinic
NUTFA and Brexit Discussions with Defra

NUTFA and Brexit Discussions with Defra

The agreement reached on 24th December 2020 has prompted the start of a significant discussions with Defra and others in support of the sustainability of our inshore fleet in UK waters.

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Application for Registration, Newsletter and Fishing Updates

NUTFA are updating the information currently held for fishermen and would welcome any commercial fishermen interested in receiving regular updates to join our data base.      For those already on our data base for contact, please complete a fresh form in order that we can check that the details are accurate and update if necessary.        Please note that by completing the form you are consenting to your data being held by New Under Ten Fishermen's Association (NUTFA), a  Company Registered with the Information Commissioner's Office as to data regulations and compliance.    If you do not wish for your data to be held by NUTFA, please do not complete the above online form. 

Fishing Fifty Survey 2024

Confidential research across the Under 10m fleet on impact of regulations on finances, health, coastal community and fishing families. To work alongside the requirement of regulators to implement Section 25 of Fisheries Act within marine management policy.

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