Wednesday, 05 July 2017 07:46

Upcoming event: Resolving key fisheries issues through targeted communication

An upcoming event, "Resolving key fisheries issues through targeted communication," will take place on Friday, 30 January 2015 at the Museum of Natural Sciences, Vautierstraat 29, 1000 Brussels, Belgium, starting at 9.00 with a planned introduction by Mr. John Bell, Director, DG Research.  The plenary speakers include:

  • Mr. Bernhard Friess, director of Atlantic, Outermost regions and Arctic, DG MARE. The presentation is entitled: "Future of European fisheries"
  • Mr. Lahsen Ababouch, director of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy and Economics Division (FIP), FAO. The presentation is entitled "Future of world fisheries: FAO perspective"
  • Mr. Poul Degnbol, head of the Advisory Programme, ICES. The presentation is entitled: "Transparency in scientific advice and quota setting"

This session will be followed by reports from partners in the ComFish project on the North Sea, Baltic, North Atlantic, Mediterranean and Black Sea regions, describing challenges and lessons to be communicated to stakeholders. Four concurrent afternoon workshops will provide an opportunity to network and brainstorm on frameworks of action for selected fisheries issues.

The one-day event is open to all fisheries stakeholders, including scientists, NGOs, industry representatives, policy-makers and administration/government.

The event agenda and the registration form are available at

Deadline is 12 January 2015. Admission is free and financial support to attend the meeting is available

For more information please contact:

Paul Pechan
EU ComFish coordinator
Ludwig Maximilians University, Munich
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