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Study on approaches to management for data-poor stocks in mixed fisheries

"Experience of Fishing Effort Regimes" seminar

Brussels, Belgium, 5 July 2012

Centre A. Borschette, rue Froissart 36 in Brussels (room AB-3B)

In parallel to the development of the new EU Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) and the European Maritime Fisheries Fund (EMFF), the Commission is currently reflecting on new Long Term Management Plans (LTMP). In view of the discussions in the recent months on the LTMP's and before moving forward to the development of new management instruments, we want to have an open debate on the effectiveness of the current generation of effort schemes.
During the meeting several experts will be invited to present us their perspective on the experiences to date of fishing effort regimes. The presentations will be followed by a structured discussion in which the chair will invite comments and discussion from the floor.

For this meeting we have invited the members of the Committee on Fisheries of the European Parliament, the Regional Advisory Councils, the Advisory Committee for Fisheries and Aquaculture, the Member States and the seminar is also open to the public.

The Commission would be very pleased to count on the participation of your organization in this seminar. There is an upper limit to the number of participants. The final number of delegates of your organisation that can participate in the seminar depends on the availability of seats. Please be aware that the Commission will not meet any expenses.

To participate in this meeting, please go for on-line registration to: http://event.iservice-europa.eu/registration/fishing-effort

Draft agenda

09h30

Opening and Introduction (Mrs Evans) 

09h45-10h05

Overview of Effort Management: principles and experiences
(Mr Patterson, Commission)

10h05-10h25

Analysis of effort management, include effects on discarding
(Mr Rätz, JRC)

10h25-10h50

National management of effort
(Mr Brew, a recently retired national administrator)

10h50-11h10

Break

11h10-11h35

Perspective from the North Sea fishing sector
(Mr Wichmann, NSRAC)

11h35-12h00

Perspective from the Baltic Sea fishing sector
(Mr Andersen, BSRAC)

12h00-12h25

Perspective from the Bay of Biscay and Iberian Atlantic fishing sector
(T.b.d.)

12h25-12.50

Perspective from the North Western Waters fishing sector
(Pending) 

12h50-13h30

Discussion

13h30-15h00Lunch break
15h00-15h25

Controlling fishing effort
(Mrs Janakakisz, Commission)

15h25-17h00

Structured discussion: The chair will invite comments and discussion from the floor according to the following topics:

- If we have TAC's, do we need effort management as well?
- Where has effort management worked and where not?
- What are the essential factors for success?