The Event


The annual Fisheries Science Seminar, organised by the Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries will take place on June 30, 2023. This year’s seminar will center on the crucial role of citizen science in supporting fisheries science and management. The event will include a series of presentations followed by a panel discussion involving stakeholders.

The primary objective of the seminar is to explore how citizens can support the scientific process and the management of fisheries. To achieve this goal, the seminar provides a dialogue platform with multiple networking opportunities and debates about the potential of Citizen Science to inform fisheries and environmental policies. The event will also highlight the relevance of citizen science in implementing an Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM) and the importance of acquiring data on recreational fisheries.

Hosting the seminar, the Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries seeks to facilitate dialogue, networking, and reflection on the state of scientific advice and research on fisheries. The outcomes of the seminar will help shape future policies and adjust to current ones.

The half-day hybrid event will bring together a wide range of stakeholders such as scientists, fisheries and environmental administrations in Member States and at regional level, the fishing sector, NGOs, and the representatives of the European Commission, Parliament, Council and Member States.

The Fisheries Science Seminar will be hybrid, giving the audience the possibility to attend physically and online. Limited to venue capacity, physical participation is encouraged.

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