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8.30 -  9.30 Registration, coffee, posters exhibit
9.30 – 10.30 Opening plenary
  Moderator: Jacki Davis, Managing Director, Meade Davis Communications
  • Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
  • Leo Brincat, Minister for the Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change, Roderick Galdes, Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Fisheries and Animal Rights
  • Russell Smith, Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Fisheries, NOAA
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break and posters exhibit
11.00 – 13.00 Plenary session "How does economic advice contribute to fisheries management in major fishing nations ?"
  Moderator: Jacki Davis, Managing Director, Meade Davis Communications
  • Dale Marsden, Senior Economist, Fisheries and Oceans Canada: How economic advice contributes to fisheries management in Canada.
  • Ms Shin Hee Cho, Director General of the Distant Water Fisheries Division Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries: How Korea's Fisheries Management has been Drivien by Social and Economic Factors: Historical Perspective and Current State of Play
  • Alain Laurec,Director Fisheries Conservation, EC (ret.): How economic advice contributes to fisheries management in the CFP
  • Rögnvaldur Hannesson, Prof. Emeritus, Norwegian School of Economics: The Economics of Fisheries Management in Norway
  • Javier Garat Pérez, Europêche: How to integrate up-to-date information from the industry into fisheries management.
13.00 – 14.30 Lunch
14.30 – 16.00 Parallel session 1: The tools for economic advice: the experience of the CFP
  Moderator: Angel Calvo, DG MARE, European Commission
  • Pavel Salz, Managing Director, Framian: The Tools of Economic Advice in the CFP.
  • Anton Paulrud, ‎Senior Economist, Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management, Chair of the STECF Working Group on the Annual Economic Report, and Natacha Carvalho, Fisheries Economist at the European Commission's Joint Research Centre: Improvements in the production and use of economic advice in the CFP, the Annual Economic Report of EU fleets.
  • Evelina Sabatella, Senior Economist, NISEA, DCF national correspondent for Italy: Economic advice to support impact assessments in the CFP, socio-economic data needs and the role of STECF.
  • Griffin Carpenter, Economic Modeller, New Economics Foundation, Economic modelling to support fisheries management
  Parallel session 2: Global drivers on fisheries
  Moderator: Miguel Angel Peña Castellot, DG MARE, European Commission
  • James Anderson, Prof. Institute for global Food Systems, U. of Florida: The Use of Indicators to measure and compare Performance in Fisheries Management.
  • Melanie Siggs, Senior Director, EU Oceans Program, Environmental Defense Fund: Main drivers and economic incentives affecting the sustainability of the fisheries sector and likely impacts in the future
  • Gerard Van Balsfoort, President, Pelagic Freezer-trawler Association: EU Industry's view: main drivers affecting the industry performance, likely impacts in the future.
  • Alastair Macfarlane, Executive Secretary, International Coalition of Fisheries: Industry's view: main drivers affecting the industry performance, likely impacts in the future, a global perspective.
  Parallel session 3: Economic evaluation of ecosystem services in fisheries management
  Moderator: Ernesto Penas Lado, Director, DG MARE, European Commission
  • Christopher Costello, Prof. Environmental and Resource Economics, UC Santa Barbara: Methods to estimate values and monitor changes in ecosystem services.
  • Serge M. Garcia, IUCN advisor, Fisheries Management and Fisheries Biodiversity Impact Mitigation.
  • Douglas Lipton, Senior Scientist for Economics in NOAA's National Marine Fisheries Service and Lee G. Anderson, Prof. Emeritus, University Delaware: The US Experience with an Economic Perspective to Ecosystem Approach in Fisheries.
  • Catarina Grilo, Program manager, Gulbenkian Oceans Initiative: The valuation of ecosystem services and its role in fisheries management.
16.00 – 16.30 Coffee break –poster exhibit
16.30 - 18.30 Plenary Session "What kind of Public Support for Fisheries"
  Moderator: Frangiscos Nikolian, Head of Unit for Structural Policy and Economic Analysis in the Director-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries
  • Ragnar Arnason, Professor, School of Social Sciences - Faculty of Economics, University of Iceland: Fisheries Subsidies worldwide: State of play, Trends and Impacts in the Environmental and Economic Sustainability of the Fisheries.
  • John Connelly, President of National Fisheries Institute, USA: Public support and privately funded services in the US fisheries.
  • Pablo Múgica, General Manager, Krustagroup: Innovation in the Fisheries Industry: privately funded Innovation and the Role of Public Support.
  • Jose Manuel Gaiteiro Rey, Subdirector de Pesca de Andalucia, Dirección General de Pesca y Acuicultura, Junta de Andalucía: Public Support to adapt to the Impacts of the Changes of Regulatory Requirements brought by the CFP Reform.
20.00 – 22.00 Evening Reception and Dinner
9.00-10.30 Parallel session 4 "The internationalization of fisheries"
  Moderator: Dominique Levieil, Deputy Head of Unit, DG MARE, European Commission
  • Valerie Hickey, Practice Manager, Environment, World Bank: Trading and sustainable fisheries development: emerging perspectives.
  • Ivan Lopez van der Veen, Director General en Pesquera Ancora SL: The internationalization of the EU fishing fleets, recent and likely future evolution.
  • Hyacinthe Cloarec, Buying Director for marine products, Metro Ltd: Metro's strategy to secure access to resources and markets in the light of existing opportunities and threats in the sourcing and trading of sustainable fisheries products.
  • Simon Rilatt, Espersen: Adaptation to the challenges of international competition: horizontal and vertical integration in the fish processing sector
  Parallel session 5: "The economics of supply: where will the fish come from?"
  Moderator: Simkje Kruiderink, Policy Analyst, DG MARE, European Commission
  • Susan Steele, Authority Chair Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority, National Seafood Centre, Ireland: Developments in the fish food supply. How to learn from existing bottlenecks and take advantage of opportunities to secure sustainable supply.
  • Guus Pastoors, President of the European Federation of Processors and Importers/Exporters of Fish: How can the processing industry face the challenges of securing appropriate supplies for its sustainable development
  • Miguel Herrera, Director ANABAC/OPTUC: Business Strategies to secure Access to Fisheries Resources and Markets.

Parallel session 6: "Socio-economic implications of fisheries management"


Moderator: Isabelle Garzon, Head of Unit, DG MARE C3, European Commission

  • Rosa Quintana Carballo, Regional Minister for the Sea and Rural Development, Regional Government of Galicia, Socio-economic Implications of Fisheries Management Decisions in Galicia, Artisanal fishing and shellfish gathering.
  • Jeremy Percy, Executive Director to the Low Impact Fishers of Europe platform (LIFE): The Socio-economic Implications of Fisheries Management Decisions on Small Scale Coastal Fisheries.
  • Rebecca Metzner, Chief - Policy, Economics and Institutions Branch, FAO, Managing Fisheries? Managing People. Socio-economic Implications
  • Mario Vella, Executive Chairman, Malta Enterprise: The Economics of Fisheries Competitiveness in Small Island Countries and Isolated Regions.
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee and posters
11.00- 12.30 Panel discussion "The role of economic advice on the pathway to sustainable fisheries"
  Moderator: Jacki Davis , Meade Davis Communications
  • Serge Garcia, IUCN
  • Javier Garat Pérez, Europêche
  • Douglas Lipton, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA
  • Erik Lindebo, Environmental Defense Fund
12.30-13.00 Closing session
  Moderator: Jacki Davis , Managing Director, Meade Davis Communications
  • João Aguiar Machado, Director General, DG MARE, European Commission
13.00-14.00 Lunch buffet


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