Restoring fish abundance by protecting Essential Fish HabitatsExternal

Activity Overview

Type: Conference
Start Date: June 1, 2017
End Date: June 1, 2017
Venue: European Parliament, Altiero Spinelli A3H1, Belgium
E-mail: brussels [at]

Application/registration deadline: May 25, 2017

A Debate on the progress on the protection of Essential Fish Habitats under Article 8 of the EU Common Fisheries Policy and its contribution to rebuilding European fish stocks by 2020. This discussion will take place in the context of implementing the ecosystem-based approach of the CFP and particularly the delivery of multiannual plans. It will offer the possibility to better understand the potential and challenges of this fisheries management tool, as well as case studies for European regions. The event will be followed by a cocktail.


Provisional agenda:


14:00 - 14:10

1. Welcome words by MEP Ricardo Serrão Santos

14:10 - 14:25

2. State of implementation of Art. 8 of the Common Fisheries Policy (EC - DG MARE)

14:25 - 14:40

3. Essential Fish Habitat in the North Sea

(ICES/DTU Aqua Representative)

14:40 - 14:55

4. Essential Fish Habitat network in Mediterranean region

(GFCM Representative, TBC)

14:55 - 15:10

5. Conclusions & Final remarks

(Lasse Gustavsson, Oceana Europe Executive Director)

15:10 - 15:30

Questions & Answers

15:30 - 16:00

Cocktail and photobooth “#StopOverfishing”