Past Events

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Future of our seas

Dates: 17 December 2021

The European Commission is organising a conference on the future of the EU's seas, looking specifically at how the Marine Strategy Framework Directive and other legislation can be improved to support ocean recovery, marine ecosystems and biodiversity. Time: 09.30-16.30 CET


EU consultations on CFP and CMO

Dates: 17 December - 28 February 2022

On 17 December, the Commission launched two targeted consultations into the Common Fisheries Policy and the Common Market Organisation. In the consultations, stakeholders are asked to contribute to upcoming reports on the two policies, which the Commission aims to publish by the end of 2022. The consultations are open until 28 February 2022.



Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

Dates: 13 - 16 December 2021

OSPAR Intersessional Correspondence Group on Coordination of Biodiversity Assessment and Monitoring


Agriculture and Fisheries Council

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Dates: 12 - 13 December 2021

On this page you will soon find all the information related to this meeting:

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Updated content will be added in the run-up to as well as during and after the meeting.


Nordic Climate Change Forum for Fisheries and Aquaculture

Location: Helsingør, Denmark

Dates: 09 - 10 December 2021

Joint ICES/ NMTT Workshop exploring the establishment of a Nordic Climate Change Forum for Fisheries and Aquaculture

The purpose this one-and-a-half-day joint NMTT-ICES Workshop is to provide an opportunity for fisheries and aquaculture stakeholders, scientists and policy makers to discuss, exchange ideas and identify practical steps for the fisheries and aquaculture sectors to adopt to and reduce its own contribution to climate change.

The longer-term aim is to launch the Nordic Climate Change Forum for Fisheries and Aquaculture to provide the Nordic fisheries and aquaculture sectors with a platform and sounding board for the exchange of knowledge, ideas and practices of how to adapt to the new climate conditions while mitigating the sector’s own impacts.

The workshop will be chaired by Árni M. Mathiesen, former Minister, Iceland



Location: Online meeting

Dates: 06 December - 09 November 2021

OSPAR Intersessional Correspondence Group on the implementation and follow up of measures for the protection and conservation of species and habitats.


8th EMB Forum: Supporting the Ocean Decade in Europe

Location: BluePoint, 80 Boulevard Auguste Reyers, 1030 Brussels, Belgium/online

Dates: 01 December 2021

The topic of the 8th European Marine Board Forum is “Supporting the Ocean Decade in Europe”. The aim of the Forum is to facilitate discussion between relevant European Ocean Decade stakeholders, including the science community and policy makers, on how to deliver a successful Ocean Decade. After a formal opening, the Forum will comprise of three main sessions on the role of Early Career Ocean Professionals, current science and communication activities, and how we can bridge science and policy in support of the Ocean Decade. The EMB invites Ocean Decade stakeholders from science & academia, industry, policy & governance, NGO’s and the public to join them.

The EMB Forum is organised as a hybrid event with both in-person and online participation.

Time: 09.30-16.00 CET  

Attached documents:

ICES WKEMP3, part 1

Dates: 29 November - 03 December 2021

This ICES Workshop for the Technical evaluation of EU Member States’ Eel regulation Progress Reports 2021 (WKEMP3) will support EU DG MARE in evaluating the implementation of the national Eel Management Plans (EMPs) under the Council Regulation (EC) No 1100/2007 establishing measures for the recovery of the stock of European eel.


Inter-AC Coordination Meeting

Dates: 26 November 2021

A recurring joint meeting between the Advisory Councils and the European Commission will take place on 26 November between 09.30-13.00 CET.


Östersjöfiskets historiska utveckling

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Dates: 24 November 2021

Välkommen till seminariet Östersjöfiskets historiska utveckling Onsdag 24 november 2021, Stockholms universitet När började man fiska strömming och torsk längs med ostkusten och vilken roll spelade fisket för utveckling av handel, städer och för livsmedelsförsörjning? Hur ser fiskets historia ut i relation till den situation vi har idag, med vikande populationer av både torsk och strömming? Välkommen till ett seminarium som benar ut dessa frågor. Vi fördjupar oss i Östersjöfiskets utveckling, fiskeribiologins framväxt. Det blir nya insikter och dialoger tillsammans med forskare inom området. Seminariet är kostnadsfritt men kräver anmälan. Begränsat antal deltagare. Sista anmälningsdag: 18 november. Sprid gärna inbjudan vidare till kollegor du tror skulle vara intresserade. Plats: Stockholms universitet, sal: Vivi Täckholm Arrangörer: Havsmiljöinstitutet och Stockholms universitet