Participate in the action plan to conserve fisheries resources and protect marine ecosystems

The European Commission has launched a targeted consultation to ask stakeholders for their involvement in shaping the upcoming Action plan to conserve fisheries resources and protect marine ecosystems (see roadmap for the initiative). The action plan was announced in the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 and is planned for adoption in the spring 2022. Its goal is to exploit synergies between fisheries and environmental policies and help improve the implementation.  It will directly contribute to the European Green Deal, by making fisheries more sustainable and protecting marine ecosystems and their biodiversity.

The targeted consultation is asking for the respondents’ feedback on the elements of the action plan. Furthermore, it will to gather information and evidence on the current state of the conservation of sensitive species and habitats and the availability and potential of innovative, more selective fishing gears and techniques. In addition, respondents are asked for input and suggestions on actions that could improve the management, implementation and governance of the relevant fisheries and environmental legislation.

All stakeholders, including the fishing industry, non-governmental organizations, academic, scientific, social and economic partners are invited to take part in this targeted consultation by 20 December 2021.

To register, click here.

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