The fishing sector, NGOs, national administrations, EU institutions and interested members of the public are invited to participate in a seminar and discussion on the status of European fish stocks and the economic situation of European fishing fleets.

Presentations will be made by senior experts in fisheries biology concerning the Mediterranean and Black Seas, the northeast Atlantic and nearby waters, and a senior fisheries economist concerning the economic structure of the fishing vessels of the EU.

The meeting will be opened by Mr Karmenu Vella, European Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries. The sessions will be chaired by Mr João Aguiar Machado, Director-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.

There will be access to live webstreaming on the day of the seminar at

You will also be able to follow the sessions thanks to the Twitter coverage of @EU_MARE , and the dedicated hashtag is #EUFishEcon.

Throughout the whole event, simultaneous interpretation will be provided in the following languages: English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish.

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