2023 Fisheries Science Seminar - Citizen Science

Brussels, Belgium
Location: Brussels, Belgium
Start: Friday June 30th, 2023
End: Friday June 30th, 2023

The annual Fisheries Science Seminar, organised by the Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, will take place on June 30, 2023. This year's focus will be the role of citizen science in supporting fisheries science and management. The event includes presentations, followed by a stakeholder panel discussion.

The seminar aims to explore citizen engagement in scientific processes and fisheries management. It provides a platform for dialogue, networking, and debates on the potential of Citizen Science to inform fisheries and environmental policies. The event emphasizes the importance of citizen science in implementing an Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management (EAFM) and gathering data on recreational fisheries.

Hosted by the Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, the seminar facilitates dialogue, networking, and reflection on scientific advice and research in fisheries. The outcomes will shape future policies and adapt to current ones. The seminar also contributes to internal training, promoting knowledge exchange and collaboration within the institution.

The Fisheries Science Seminar will be held in a hybrid format, allowing attendees to participate both in-person and online. Physical attendance is encouraged but limited to venue capacity.

Iliad participation

Dori Edelist, PhD Marine Ecologist from the University of Haifa, will be presenting a poster at the exhibition on supporting fisheries management through Citizen Science within the framework of the Iliad project. The presentation will highlight the challenges, opportunities, and contributions of Iliad to policy-making, emphasising the role of Citizen Science in promoting effective fisheries management.

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