Events

Past events
Apr
15

Public consultation: EU Biodiversity Action Plan for fisheries

Dates: 15 April - 13 May 2021

As part of the European Green Deal and the new EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030, the Commission will be developing a Biodiversity Action Plan for fisheries and marine ecosystems. The action plan will bridge the fisheries and environmental competences of the Union, and is also linked to the reporting under the recently adopted Technical Measures Regulation. It will also be linked with the implementation of other EU environmental legislation, notably the Birds, Habitats and Marine Strategy Framework Directives. The overall objective of this initiative is to concretely exploit the synergies between the fisheries and environmental policies. In making fisheries more sustainable, protecting marine ecosystems and their biodiversity, it will directly contribute to one of the main objectives of the European Green Deal, and it is one of the deliverables announced in the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030. Roadmap Biodiversity Action Plan for fisheries and ecosystems

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Apr
27

IWC Annual Scientific Committee Meeting

Dates: 27 April - 14 May 2021

The 2021 IWC Scientific Committee meeting (SC68C) will be held virtually to reduce risk of COVID-19 exposure to SC members.

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May
11

ICES Baltic Sea Advice Drafting Group (ADGBS)

Dates: 11 - 14 May 2021

May
20

European Maritime Day

Location: Den Helder/Virtual, The Netherlands

Dates: 20 - 21 May 2021

The European Maritime Day (EMD) Conference is the annual two-day event during which Europe’s maritime community meet to network, discuss and forge joint action on maritime affairs and sustainable blue economy. This year, it will be a virtual event run from Den Helder, The Netherlands, co-organised with the City of Den Helder, the Province of Noord-Holland and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management. EMD Conference programme 2021 Aside from the Conference, there are over 200 national events taking place across the EU.

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May
21

Endangered Species Day 2021

Dates: 21 May 2021

Remember the European eel, sharks, rays and other endangered fish species on the 16th Annual Endangered Species Day!  

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May
22

International Day for Biological Diversity

Dates: 22 May 2021

The United Nations has proclaimed 22 May the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. This day for biodiversity was created in 1993, but this year will be special. The 15th Conference of Parties under the Convention on Biological Diversity had to be post-poned last year, but is scheduled to take place in the second quarter of 2021 in Kunming, China. The monumental meeting will adopt a post-2020 global biodiversity framework, working towards the 2050 Vision of “Living in harmony with nature”.

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May
24

GFCM Subregional Committee for the Eastern Mediterranean (SRC-EM)

Dates: 24 - 29 May 2021

May
25

17th Meeting of the ASCOBANS Jastarnia Group

Dates: 25 - 27 May 2021

In its annual meetings, the Steering Group for the ASCOBANS Recovery Plan for Baltic Harbour Porpoises (Jastarnia Plan) and the Conservation Plan for the Harbour Porpoise Population in the Western Baltic, the Belt Sea and the Kattegat (WBBK Plan) will review progress under the action plans, learn about complementary initiatives, and aim to move implementation forward. Online meeting. Register before 24 April.

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May
25

SOFAS 2021

Dates: 25 - 27 May 2021

The International Symposium on Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (SOFAS) was set to be held from 25 to 27 May in Trabzon, Turkey. However, it has officially been postponed to a later date considering the continuous Covid-19 situation all around the world.

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May
28

Release of ICES advice on Baltic fish stocks

Dates: 28 May 2021