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Policy Day - Fisheries Policy Reform in the European Union

Montpellier, France, 17 July 2010

The Policy Day was organised by the European Commission in conjunction with the biennial conference of the International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade (IIFET) in Montpellier, France. It attracted an international audience of some 100 fisheries economists, administrators, and stakeholders. The main focus was fisheries policy reform, discussing recent experiences and best practices from New Zealand, USA, Canada and Norway, and linking to the ongoing CFP reform context. A special session on Mediterranean fisheries and coastal development was also held.

Agenda and presentations


Session 1: Fisheries Policy Reform


Welcome & Introduction to the reform of the CFP
Ernesto Penas Lado, European Commission pdf - 400 KB [400 KB]

09:15-11:00Policy reform and sustainable fisheries from a global perspective

Bruce Shallard – New Zealand pdf - 3 MB [3 MB]

Lee Anderson – USA pdf - 560 KB [560 KB]

Røgnvaldur Hannesson – Norway pdf - 536 KB [536 KB]


Moderator: Greg Schneider – NOAA Fisheries (USA), Chair OECD Fisheries Committee


Session 2: Reforming the CFP – future approaches

11:20-12:30Impact assessment of the CFP

Nathalie Brajard vom Stein – European Commission pdf - 290 KB [290 KB]

Can fisheries have a future without subsidies?

Future market and trade policies in the EU

Philippe Paquotte – European Commission pdf - 2 MB [2 MB]


Moderator: Erik Lindebo, European Commission


Session 3: Panel debate on the CFP reform

14:00-15:30How can a future CFP deliver environmental, economic and social sustainability?

David Brew - Marine Scotland
Jean Boncoeur - University of Brest
Jeremy Percy - Welsh Federation of Fishermen's Associations
Vera Coelho - Ocean 2012 pdf - 350 KB [350 KB]
Susan Hanna - Oregon State University
Ernesto Penas Lado - European Commission

Moderator: Tony Charles – Saint Mary's University (Canada) pdf - 76 KB [76 KB]

Session 4: Fisheries Policy in the Mediterranean

16:00-16:15Orientation from the Commission

Franco Biagi - European Commission pdf - 717 KB [717 KB]

16:15-16:45Regional approach to sustainable management: resources, fleets, fishermen and international governance

Fabio Fiorentino - GFCM-SAC Sub-committee on stock assessment, Director of Institute for Coastal Marine Environment in Mazara del Vallo pdf - 2 MB [2 MB]

Development of fisheries and coastal communities

Yves Champetier - Expert on territorial development, FARNET advisory group pdf - 1020 KB [1020 KB]
Jacques Sacchi - Ifremer

Moderator: Franco Biagi, European Commission

18:00Close by European Commission


Tony Charles, St. Mary's University, Canada

Picture from the meeting

Picture from the meeting