EFARO Seminar "Ensuring the sustainable use of our Seas. Linking the Ecosystem Approach with the quest for a Sustainable Blue Economy".

15 May 2019
Brussels, Belgium

What is the Ecosystem Approach? How can we use this? And what does it mean in the context of the Blue Economy and Blue Growth?

Speakers from industry, NGO, science and the policy community get together to discuss this issue.

If you have not yet registered, as space is limited, the sooner you register the better we can guarantee that you will have a seat. Please use this link https://goo.gl/forms/7tyIF8YbEl8M448y1 to register!

The seminar will be held on the 15th of May at the Museum of Natural Science in Brussels. 

Agenda of the seminar:

09.30-10.00           Arrival and coffee/tea

10.00-10.20           Opening and welcome. Introduction to the theme

Tammo Bult, president EFARO

Session One: Towards a sustainable Blue Economy

                            Current state of the Blue economy and future outlook 

10.20-10.50           State of play of Europe’s Blue Growth Strategy

DG MARE tbc - Blue Economy Sectors, Aquaculture and Maritime Spatial Planning at European Commission

10.50-11.20           The Ocean Economy in 2030

Roger Martini Senior Economist OECD Committee on Fisheries

11.20-11.50           Coffee break

Session Two: An ecosystem approach for the Blue Economy

                            What is the ecosystem Approach? Integrating the socio-ecological system. Integrating CFP, MSFD, MSP.

11.50-12.15           Reinier Hille Ris Lamberts WWF-NL

12.15-12.45           Essential EAFM. Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management

Marcelo Vasconcellos, Fishery Resources Officer at FAO

12.45-14.00           LUNCH

14.00-14.30           Ecosystem Goods and Services: How much of our Oceans are we using in the Blue Economy?

                            Raúl Prelezzo Principal Researcher AZTI 

14.30-15.00           The Ecosystem Approach Across the Globe

                            Emily McGregor MSC 

15.00-15.30           Coffee break

15.30-16.30           Session Three: Can linking CFP MSFD and MSP ensure a sustainable blue economy

                            Panel/ open debate what are the challenges, drivers and how to ensure our future is sustainable?

16.30-17.00           Closing remarks, conclusions and plan for action

Tammo Bult, president EFARO

17.00-18.30           Closing reception


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