Moderator: Lowri. Evans, Director-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries


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9h00 Welcome and introduction Lowri Evans


Overview of Northeast Atlantic Stocks
The chair of the Advisory Committee of ICES (the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea) will summarise the biological status of the main stocks in the Northeast Atlantic for EU fisheries in relation to the target agreed for the reformed Common Fisheries Policy.

Eskild Kirkegaard


Overview of stocks in the Mediterranean and Black Seas
A scientific presentation will be made of new information concerning fish stocks in the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea, also in relation to the exploitation target agreed for the reformed Common Fisheries Policy.

Massimiliano Cardinale


Questions and answers


10h15 Break  
10h35 Fisheries economic performance
The chair of the Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries will present the latest information on the economic performance of EU fisheries.
Anton Paulrud


Panel discussion
Representatives from the Advisory Councils (ACs) will each make a brief introductory statement. Catching, NGO and processing sectors to be represented. The Commission will be represented on the panel. Following a discussion among the panellists and the speakers, the chair will open the floor for the participants to put questions to the panel.

tbd from the ACs

(15 min.)

Closing remarks
The Director-General of the Commission's Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries will sum-up the main conclusions and close the event.

Lowri Evans


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