New Cabinet Secretary casts a wide net on first visit with fishers

The Cabinet Secretary gained an insight into local fisheries in Swansea Bay and the South Wales Region as he met with Barry Thomas, Swansea and Director of South Wales & West Fishing Communities; Jim Evans, CEO, Welsh Fisherman’s Association (WFA); and Kevin Denman, Director of South Wales and West Communities, and the WFA.

It was a chance to discuss a range of topics including the challenges and opportunities facing the sector.

The newly appointed Cabinet Secretary, said: 

As I begin this new role it’s very important to me to meet and listen to the experiences and ideas of those working in the industry.

This has been an excellent opportunity to see Welsh fishing activities and hear directly from those who work in the sector and get a better understanding of the issues - and to hear more about their ideas and opportunities for the sector.