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The Committee on Fisheries will hold a hearing on "The state and development of the biomass of fish stocks managed by the Common Fisheries Policy" on 27 February 2017, from 15:00 to 17:00.
The purpose of this hearing is to better understand the difficulties to reach and maintain healthy fish populations' biomass levels, which is one of the central objectives of the new CFP. Representatives from science, NGOs and Fishermen are invited to explain their views on this issue.