The Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Commission (DG MARE) is organising a Scientific Seminar on the status of European fish stocks, fisheries management systems and the economic performance of the EU fishing fleet.

Presentations will be made by senior experts in fisheries biology from DG MARE, ICES (International Council for the Exploration of the Sea) and STECF (Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries), among others.

The meeting will be opened by our Director General, Mr Joao Aguiar Machado, and closed by Mr Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries. The sessions will be chaired by Mrs Hélène Clark, Director for Fisheries Policy Atlantic, North Sea, Baltic and Outermost Regions.

You will also be able to follow the sessions, thanks to the twitter coverage of @EU_MARE and the dedicated hashtag is #EUFishEcon, as well as the access to the live webstreaming on the day of the seminar (

Throughout the whole event, simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English and Spanish.

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