SAVE THE DATE: Public hearing on data collection and recreational fisheries (30/11)

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16 Nov

On 30 November 2021, the Committee on Fisheries of the European Parliament will hold a public hearing on “Data collection and recreational fisheries.” The hearing will look at the current data collection as regards recreational fisheries and the ways to improve it.

The European Commission will open the meeting by recalling the current policy framework for data collection on recreational fisheries. Experts on recreational fisheries – Harry Strehlow (Thünen Institute of Baltic Sea Fisheries), Robert Arlinghaus (Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries) and Ana Gordoa (Centre for Advanced Studies of Blanes) – as well as individuals directly concerned by the topic – Filipe Henriques, data collector from Madeira, and Olivier Portrat, EFTTA CEO – will then discuss data collection for recreational fisheries and respond to the questions of the Members of the European Parliament.

Olivier Portrat will present the perspective of the recreational fishing sector, speaking on behalf of both EFTTA and EAA. His presentation “Better data for better policy making and better fisheries management: the case for a time series of environmental, social and economic data collection” will underline the need to improve and expand data collection in order to take better policy decisions.

You will be able to watch live the hearing on the website of the PECH Committee here. We will upload the full programme of the hearing when available. 
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