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The Fisheries Secretariat is a non-profit organisation dedicated to work towards more sustainable fisheries at an international level, with a focus on the European Union.

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What's On

  • Apr
    13
    Public hearing: How to improve selectivity in the context of the discard ban
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Apr
    14
    Sustainable Fisheries Governance Seminar
    Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Apr
    15
    HELCOM FISH meeting
    Warsaw, Poland
  • Apr
    20
    Fisheries Council Meeting
  • Apr
    22
    MSFD WG Good Environmental Status meeting
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Apr
    28
    EAFE Conference: New management issues within the reformed Common Fishery Policy: implementation and socio-economic impacts”
    Salerno, Italy
  • May
    04
    Marine Strategy Coordination Group meeting
    Brussels, Belgium
  • May
    06
    Symposium “Tools for assessing status of European aquatic ecosystems”
    Malmö, Sweden

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Policy Briefings

Since October 2009, a comprehensive background briefing has been sent out prior to most EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council meetings with fisheries issues on the agenda.

Reaching more than 400 recipients, the briefings are primarily aimed at the Fisheries ministers and their advisors, but also reach out to fisheries attachés, European Parliamentarians, a wide range of government officials, as well as other NGO representatives, the media and various stakeholders.

In addition to an introductory cover letter, every briefing contains one or several annexes with detailed background information and our preferred standpoints on the pertinent issues.