A committee is permitted to organise a hearing with experts, where this is considered essential to its work on a particular subject. Hearings can also be held jointly by two or more committees. Most committees organise regular hearings, as they allow them to hear from experts and hold discussions on the key issues. On this page you will find all the available information relating to committee hearings, including programmes and contributions from speakers.

19-02-2019 - Public hearing on First assessment of implementation of the landing obligation

PECH 20-02-2019 - 17:06
Fishing boat at sea with boxes of fresh fish just caught

Landing obligation is a long-standing policy goal of the EU Common Fisheries Policy that requires fishers to bring all catch ashore eliminating discards at sea. The policy has been phased in gradually over the years and is fully implemented starting this year, 2019. The speakers’ profiles combine first-hand industry expertise with scientific analysis. The audience would receive the most recent overview about the implementation of this important component of the fisheries policy.

Presentations by guests

      Presentation by Sergio Lopez Garcia, Fish Producers Organisation 07 Lugo Galicia, Spain
      Presentation by Patrick Murphy, Irish South & West Fish Producers Organisation, Ireland
      Presentation by Clara Ulrich, DTU Aqua, Denmark
      Presentation by Pim Visser, VisNed and EAPO, the Netherlands
      Presentation by Niels Wichmann, Danish Fishermen's Association, Denmark