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  • Thu 23 October

    Fish Dependence Day – Finland, Finland

    Fish Dependence is the day on which imports have to be relied upon because national catches would have run out if only home-caught fish had been eaten since 1 January.

    Finland relies on imports for over two months per year, to satisfy domestic demand for fish products.

    Fish dependence is a powerful concept that illustrates how far over consumption outstrips domestic resources. One way to illustrate this trend is to represent a country’s degree of self-sufficiency as a calendar day – the day in the year when a country has consumed its own supply and must begin sourcing its products from elsewhere, hence the term ‘fish dependence day’. For the EU this date is currently 11th July, after which the EU depends on foreign resources. Fish dependence day is calculated by New Economics Foundation (NEF).

  • Wed 22 October - Thu 23 October

    HELCOM Workshop on Regional Action Plan for Marine Litter

    The Second HELCOM Workshop on Regional Action Plan for Marine Litter (MARINE LITTER 2/2014) will be held on 22-23 October 2014 in Stralsund, Germany, at the premises of the Ozeanuem/Meeresmuseum

    Due to the space limitation, the Contracting Parties are kindly requested to invite up to four people, from national administrations, NGOs with expertise on marine litter, as well as stakeholders from e.g. the waste management and wastewater treatment sectors, the shipping and fishing industries and the fields of product design and education.


  • Mon 20 October - Fri 24 October

    STECF Fish Processing Economic performance of the EU fish processing sector, Hamburg, Germany

    Agenda forthcoming.

  • Mon 20 October - Tue 21 October

    12th meeting of the Working Group on Good Environmental Status

    The 12th meeting of the WG GES within the Marine Strategy Framework Directive (MSFD) will take place in Brussels 20-21 October.

    Main topics on the agenda is the Art 12 assessment and how to improve the assessment of GES. The outcomes from the meetings that took place earlier this autumn reviewing GES decisions  for each descriptor will be presented.

    Attached documents:

  • Mon 20 October - Fri 24 October

    STECF preparations for future data collection under the revised DCF, Hamburg, Germany

    Agenda forthcoming.

  • Mon 20 October

    FishBase Symposium 2014: Fish genes

    FishBase is hosting its annual FishBase Symposium focusing on fish genes at the Museum of Natural History  in Stockholm, Sweden.

    Genetic methods are becoming increasingly important for the study of fish and are used for everything from producing genetically modified fluorescent fish to monitor endangered species. FishBase Sweden has invited seven prominent scientists to illuminate different aspects of the fish genetics.

    The symposium will take place at the main Auditorium at the Museum of Natural History, Stockholm.

    Registration is due 15 September and can be submitted to or call 08-5195 4106

    The Symposium will mostly be in English. 

  • Mon 20 October - Tue 21 October

    HELCOM Group on Ecosystem-based Sustainable Fisheries, Helsinki, Finland

    First Meeting of the HELCOM Group on Ecosystem-based Sustainable Fisheries (FISH 1-2014) will take place in Helsinki, Finland, 20-21 October 2014.

    The HELCOM Group on Ecosystem-based Sustainable Fisheries was established eralier this year with the Terms of Reference for the group adopted at the recent meeting of the Heads of Delegation (HELCOM HOD 46-2014).

    Attached documents:

  • Fri 17 October

    ICCAT Annual Meeting, Brussels, Belgium

    ICCAT annaul meeting with national industry and NGOs representatives.

    The meeting will take place 17th October – 09:30 -13:00 at the Conference Centre Albert Borschette, Rue Froissart 36 in Brussels.

  • Thu 16 October

    PECH Committee meeting, Brussels, Belgium

    The PECH Committee will present the draft report on landing obligation – one of the key elements resulting from the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). Other issues that will be discussed are prohibition on driftnet fisheries and provisions for fishing in the GFCM  Agreement area. For more detailed information about the agenda please see link below.

    The meeting will take place from 9:00 to 12:30 in room Altiero Spinelli (ASP) 5G2.

    Please note that the afternoon (15.00 – 18.30) session of the Committee meeting on 16 October is exceptionally cancelled. Point 8 will be the last item on the agenda.

  • Mon 13 October - Tue 14 October

    Fisheries Council, Luxembourg

    On the agenda is Baltic Sea 2015 fishing possibilities, ICCAT annual meeting and annual consultation for 2015 between Eu and Norway.

    The meeting will be streamed and you can follow it here:

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