Challenges and opportunities for large-scale fisheries



The aim of the event is to discuss challenges and opportunities for the large scale fisheries sector and to showcase that there are many different vessels with different challenges and opportunities. The seminar would seek to see how the sector could be even more sustainable and contribute to more prosperous coastal communities. Many aspects are affecting the future of this segment of the fishing sector such as Brexit but also the view of the public. With this seminar, we would like to identify challenges but also discuss ways forward for this important sector for food security and increased sustainability in the EU.

The seminar would include participants from the industry, the Commission, ICES and NGOs to give their perspectives followed by a panel discussion.


220126 Large Scale Fisheries webinar Twitter


Live Webstreaming in EN

Interpretation: EN/ES/FR

10:00 - 10:05

Welcome & Introduction

  • MEP Søren Gade, Renew MEP - PECH Coordinator
  • Izaskun Bilbao Barandica, Renew MEP - Member of COMPECH

10:05 - 10:50

Panel discussion

Panellists gets 5-7 min to present their point of view followed by a moderated discussion

Panel Moderator: Søren Gade, MEP

  • Lena Anderson Pench - Director at DG MARE, European Commission
  • Anna Rindorf - Representative of AQUA dtu
  • Javier Garat Pérez – President of Europêche
  • Esben Sverdrup-Jensen – President of EAPO
  • Antonia Leroy, WWF Representative

10:50 -11:25 Q&A discussion with participants

11:25 -11:30 Closing remarks

  • MEP Søren Gade, Renew MEP - PECH Coordinator
  • Pierre Karleskind Renew MEP - Chairman of COMPECH


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