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Monday, 3 March 2014

Common Fisheries Policy: managing fish stocks - a debate

Highlighting environmental science, law and policy.

This is a free event.
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08.30am registration. 09.00 - 10.30 speaker presentations
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Athenaeum Club*, Pall Mall SW1Y 5ER
Greater London
United Kingdom

*Please note that the dress code is smart (ties for gentlemen) and no jeans.
The purpose of the debates is to provide objective and factual clarification of selected current environmental issues. To this end, a panel of three experts addresses the applicable science, law and policy. Each speaker has 15 minutes to present and then the floor is open for a question-and-answer session from which a summary of the Debate is produced. Chaired by Pamela Castle OBE, they are held approximately on a monthly basis from October 2013 to June 2014 at various locations across London in association with Sykes Environmental and sponsored by Legal Sector Alliance and the ENDS Report.
About the event
Since its creation in (1970), the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) has failed in its objective of protecting EU fish stocks through the imposition of national fishing quotas. Fish stocks have crashed due to overfishing and imports now account for more than 50% of fish consumed in the EU.
This was addressed in a proposal for reform by the European Commission in 2011 aimed at restoring fish stocks by 2020. In February 2013 the European Parliament voted to support reforms including measures to protect endangered species and ending the practice of meeting quotas by discarding edible fish.
The new CFP is due to come into effect from 2014 but discussions with EU governments are ongoing. In May 2013 these discussions led to an agreement to rectify the situation which if approved by Ministers and MEPs will be phased in over the coming years.
Organised by Pamela Castle in conjunction with Sykes Environmental

Thanks to Castle debates