Brussels, Belgium, European Commission stand at Hall 7 – 1411
Launch event: CATCH – an EU database to facilitate the implementation of the catch certification scheme against Illegal, unreported and unregulated fisheries
The catch certification scheme ensures that fishery products from third countries entering the EU market stem from legal sources. Catch certificates are required for each consignment of fishery products entering the EU territory. The European Commission has developed an IT tool to digitalise the current paper-based EU certification scheme against Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) catch. CATCH will support Member States in their IUU-related verification tasks, to reduce the risk of fraud and to facilitate trade flows.
Join European Commissioner Karmenu Vella, responsible for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries on 7 May at 15:00 to learn more about this project.
Sessions with European Commission experts
From 7 to 9 May, visit the European Commission stand to meet our team of experts and take part in short information sessions on key topics:
Have a look at the provisional programme of activities during the 3 days.
For more information and to register for the events and the information sessions, you can contact us at Seafood2019@gopacom.eu
Visitors can also experiment with our interactive web mapping application, The European Atlas of the Seas all day on May 8th. The Atlas hosts a wealth of information about Europe’s marine environment and related human activities, covering topics such as nature, tourism, security, energy, passenger transport, sea bottom, sea level rise, fish consumption, and much more. Visitors will be able to navigate through the web mapping application and create their own marine and coastal maps.