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.

17-02-2016 - Hearing on harmonisation of fisheries controls in Europe

PECH 08-02-2016 - 11:28

Poster_EN Poster_FR

The Committee on Fisheries will hold a hearing on "The harmonization of fisheries controls in Europe" on 17 February 2016 from 15:30 to 18:30. This hearing is part of the drafting of an initiative report by PECH committee (rapporteur: Mrs Thomas) and the likely revision of Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009 establishing a Community control system. (Read more)

09-11-2015 - Hearing on the New External Dimension of the Reformed CFP

PECH 12-11-2015 - 09:59
Poster - Hearing on the New External Dimension of the reformed CFP

Poster - Hearing on the New External Dimension of the reformed CFP Poster - Hearing on the New External Dimension of the reformed CFP

On 9 November 2015 from 15.00 to 18.30, PECH Committee will hold a hearing on the new external dimension of the reformed Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). The first of two panels will conduct discussion on Fisheries Partnership Agreements, with particular focus on evaluation of the benefits for both the local economy and the EU fisheries sector. The second panel will discuss rights and responsibilities of countries in the management of fisheries and fishing capacity. (Read more)

22-09-2015 - Hearing on Multispecies Management Plans for Fisheries

PECH 01-10-2015 - 10:14
Multispecies management plans for fisheries

Multispecies management plans for fisheries Plans de gestion multi-espèces pour la pêche

This hearing discussed Multispecies Management Plans for Fisheries - the core long-term management instrument in the Common Fisheries Policy. The first Panel was on putting in place the landing obligation and technical measures through delegated acts in the Baltic Sea and in other waters. The second Panel discussed the lessons learned for the development of Plans for the North Sea and other waters. (Read more)

16-06-2015 - The Single European Eco Label: Setting Minimum Criteria

PECH 22-06-2015 - 17:36

This hearing discussed among other issues the objectivity and validity of current systems as well as values and potential impact of the EU Eco label. (Read more)

13-04-2015 - How to improve selectivity in the context of the discard ban

PECH 16-04-2015 - 16:44

This hearing will discuss issues such as improvements in selectivity based on both technical development and other measures, with a focus on fishing gear. (Read more)

23-02-2015 - Maximum Sustainable Yield in Fisheries management

PECH 26-02-2015 - 10:45
Poster in English and French

During this hearing both scientific and practical aspects of the implementation of the MSY principle in fisheries management will be discussed with various experts in the field. (Read more)