The 2022 edition of the annual Seminar on Fisheries Science of the European Commission's Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE) will focus on the implementation of an ecosystem approach to fisheries management.
With the ongoing challenges of rapid climate and ocean changes, as well as the growing awareness of the wide range of effects human activities have on ecosystems, ecosystem considerations have become an important part of fisheries management.
This science seminar will provide an opportunity to take stock of the most recent developments in implementing an ecosystem approach to fisheries management (EAFM), identify potential areas where more work is needed, and look into ways to improves its application in the preparation of scientific advice required by policy makers.
The seminar will be opened by Virginijus Sinkevičius, Commissioner for the Environment, Oceans and Fisheries. It will be followed by a presentation by the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) on how EAFM is currently used in the preparation of scientific advice, as well as the ongoing work in this area. The next point will provide an international perspective, followed by a presentation of the outcome from a recent EU study on EAFM. The scientists involved will offer insights into the outcomes, lessons learnt and recommendations from their work. Finally, different stakeholders will take part in a panel discussion to explore different perspectives on implementing EAFM under the common fisheries policy (CFP).
The half-day hybrid event will take place on 24 of June 2022 from 9.15. It will bring together a wide range of stakeholders such as scientists, fisheries and environmental administrations in Member States and at regional level, the fishing sector, NGOs, and the representatives of the European Commission, Parliament, Council and Member States.
Places to attend physically are still available! Otherwise, you can join remotely.
For more information and agenda
- Publication date
- 20 June 2022
- Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries