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Next PECH committee meetings

25-11-2021 - 10:11

In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the President of the European Parliament has established a number of measures to contain the spread of the virus and to safeguard Parliament's core activities. The current precautionary measures do not affect work on legislative priorities.

Core activities are maintained to ensure the smooth running of the institution's legislative, budgetary, and scrutiny functions.

Following these decisions, the next PECH committee meetings will be held in hybrid mode on Monday, 29 November 2021, from 16:45 to 18:45, and Tuesday, 30 November 2021, from 09:00 to 12:00 & from 13:45 to 15:45 and will be webstreamed.

Highlights

Man fishing at the lake on sunset
25-11-2021 - 10:27

Recent studies have estimated the importance of marine recreational fisheries (MRF) in Europe with 9 million people, or 1.6% of the population, participating, spending almost 6 billion euros, and fishing for around 77 million days each year. The size of the economic impact of marine recreational fisheries within Europe is significant enough to consider the development of a common and stable economic data collection programme.

Collage of three pictures with harbour, suveillance camera and telecommunication satellite orbiting the Earth
12-11-2021 - 10:34

On 11 November 2021, at the PECH Committee meeting from 13:45 to 15:45, the Policy Department for Structural and Cohesion Policies held a workshop on "Electronic Technologies for Fisheries".

Young woman wearing protective face mask buying fish in a supermarket
10-11-2021 - 13:32

On 27 October 2021, the Policy Department for Structural and Cohesion Policies presented a new study on "Impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on EU fisheries and aquaculture" at the PECH Committee meeting from 14:30 to 15:45.

Gender equality
09-11-2021 - 10:20

In the context of the second edition of the European Gender Equality Week, on Thursday 28 October 2021, from 14h45-16h15, the PECH Committee held an exchange of views on ‘Gender Equality in Fisheries’.

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