Conference on Regional Fisheries Management | WWF
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Fisheries regionalisation

On 29 September 2009, WWF and OCEAN2012 - an alliance of organisations dedicated to transforming European Fisheries Policy - hosted a high-level conference to explore the concept of regionalisation and how it may be applied to the future EU Common Fishery Policy (CFP).

The conference gathered all stakeholders and policy actors operating at strategic levels within the EU, including delegates from national ministries and agencies, inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations, academia, and the fisheries sector.

The objective of the meeting were:

1. to contribute to the debate by shedding light on the various aspects, advantages and challenges of regionalisation;

2. to showcase examples of innovative as well as successful regional fisheries management approaches that ensures environmental objectives are met in order to deliver economic and social sustainability.


Click on the speaker's name to download their presentation as a PDF.

Experience from the USA national level

Laura Cantral, Meridian Institute
Lee Crockett, Pew Environment Group
Paul Parker, Cape Cod Commercial Hook Fishermen’s Association

Experience from local EU level

Simon Woodsworth, Languedoc-Roussillon Regional Council
António Garcia Allut, Lonxanet Foundation for Sustainable Fisheries
Andrew Brown, Marine Scotland

Experience from the international level

Katarzyna Kaminska, Polish Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Fisheries Department
Stephan Lutter, WWF


Jessica Landman
(Common Fisheries Policy Reform Initiative Project Leader)
WWF European Policy Office,
T: +32 2 761 04 22