Workshop on "technical conservation measures and discards under the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy"
The Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (DG MARE) organised a workshop on "technical conservation measures and discards under the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy" on 21st June 2010 in the Borschette Centre in Brussels. There was participation of representatives from the ACFA, RACs, NGOs, gear experts, Member States, Member of the EU Parliament, and other institutions.
The idea of the workshop was to hold discussions between different stakeholders on the current system of technical conservation measures in the EU. In particular, addressing whether these measures are properly regulated, if they are effective enough to reduce the impact of fishing on commercial stocks and marine ecosystems, how selectivity could be improved to reduce discards accordingly, and to examine incentives for the industry to become more selective.
With this workshop we aimed to have insight on:
• what essential elements of technical conservation measures need to be regulated to ensure that the impact of fishing on commercial stocks and marine ecosystems is minimised, what gears/practices should be prohibited, etc
• what aspects could be regionalised.
Agenda and presentations
Session 1: Setting the scene
Opening Speech by Jean Claude Cueff, DG MARE
|09.50-10.30||Presentation: Vision of technical conservation measures under
the reform of the common fisheries policy
Ana Olivert [548 KB] and [74 KB] , DG MARE
Session 2: Access to resources
|10.30-10.45||Presentation: Closed areas as conservation tool for fisheries
management. Industry's point of view
Michael Andersen, BS RAC [2 MB]
|10.45-11.00||Presentation: Closed areas as conservation tool for fisheries
management. NGO's point of view.
Hellen McLachlan, NWW RAC - WWF [706 KB]
|11.00-11.50||Panel discussion: Coordinator Willem Brugge, DG MARE|
Session 3: Selectivity of fishing gears and practices
|13.50-14.05||Presentation: Selectivity of fishing gears
Barrie Deas, NS RAC [58 KB]
|14.05-14.20||Presentation: Gear Technology
Dominique Rihan, gear expert [2 MB]
|14.20-15.10||Panel discussion: Coordinator Fuensanta Candela, DG MARE|
Session 4: Impact of fishing in the marine ecosystem
|15.40-15.55||Presentation: Protected areas as conservation tool for
Jose Rizo, DG Environment [651 KB]
|15.55-16.10||Presentation: Impact of fisheries on habitats and non targeted
species. How to minimise it?
Gilles Batlett, NS RAC - WWF [1003 KB]
Panel discussion: Coordinator Siemers Haitze, DG MARE
|17.30-18.00||Summing up and closure by Jean Claude Cueff, DG MARE|