Seminar on Low Impact Fisheries in the Baltic Sea, 18 November, NABU Berlin

THE BALTIC IS IN POLAND; THE BALTIC IS IN EUROPE

WELCOME TO A BALTIC NGO NETWORK MEETING ON LOW IMPACT FISHERIES IN THE BALTIC SEA

This seminar is organized by the Fisheries Secretariat in partnership with Stowarzyszenie Ekologiczne Eko-Unia and Fundacja Nasza Ziemia

Place: At Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU), Charitéstraße 3, Berlin
Time: 09.00-17.00 on 18 November, 2010

Purpose of event:

1. To provide an overview of low impact fisheries methods that can be used in the Baltic Sea and increase NGO capacity and knowledge on this topic.

2. To consider links with the upcoming reform of the EU Common Fisheries Policy.

DRAFT PROGRAMME
09.00 Welcome and introductions – Niki Sporrong, FISH & Radek Gawlik, Eko-Unia,
09.15 Herring fishery in the North-eastern Baltic Sea: gear and stock effects – Tiit Raid, Estonian Marine Institute, Estonia
09.45 Question/Answer
10.00 Coffee
10.30 T90 Trawl Technology for Baltic cod fishing: minimising negative consequences for the marine environment – Waldemar Moderhak, Sea Fisheries Institute, Poland
11.00 Question/Answer
11.15 Low impact coastal fisheries: best practice examples from the Sound between Denmark and Sweden – Kristin Johansson, Öresundsfonden, Sweden
11.45 Question/Answer
12.00 Lunch
13.00 Studies on trawl selectivity – Tomas Zolubas, Lithuanian Fisheries Service, Lithuania (TBC)
13.30 Question/Answer
13.45 Avoiding seabird bycatch in different fishing gear – Dr Nicole Sonntag, Research and Technology Centre Westcoast (FTZ), University of Kiel, Germany (TBC)
14.15 Question/Answer
14.30 Coffee
15.00 Salmon fisheries: reducing conflicts with increasing seal populations – Swedish Board of Fisheries (TBC)
15.15 Question/Answer
16.30 Low impact fisheries options and links to CFP reform – Niki Sporrong, FISH
17.00 End of meeting

Please RSVP by November 1, 2010 to Iwona Roman at: iwona.roman@fishsec.org or
tel: +46 73 552 0360.

For directions on how to get to the venue:
The NABU national office is located in Berlin’s government district, between Central Station and Friedrichstrasse Station – about 10 minutes walk from either station. The nearest bus stop is „Karlsplatz“ at the central train station (TXL), in the direction Mollstrasse or Prenzlauer Allee.

This meeting is part-funded by the Fisheries Secretariat, with support from the Oak Foundation. Support for the Baltic is in Poland; Baltic is in Europe project has been provided by Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway from the funds of the Center of Financial Mechanism of European Economic Area and Norwegian Financial Mechanism, as well as from the budget of the Polish government for non-governmental organizations.

Die Veranstaltung findet in den Räumen des NABU Berlin statt.

Kontakt für Nachfragen:
Dr. Nina Wolff
Projektmanagerin Meeresnaturschutz
Deutsche Umwelthilfe e.V.
Bundesgeschäftsstelle Berlin
Hackescher Markt 4
10178 Berlin
Telefon: + 49 30 2400 867 84
Telefax: +49 30 2400867 19
E-Mail: wolff@duh.de
www.duh.de

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