CBD Sustainable Ocean Initiative- Fostering dialogue for the sustainable use of fisheries resources

On 28 February, MEPs Ricardo Serrão Santos and Alain Cadec, Vice-Chairs of the EP Intergroup on “Climate Change, Biodiversity, and Sustainable Development” brought together the key partners of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Sustainable Ocean Initiative (SOI) on the Global Dialogue between the Regional Fisheries Bodies (RFBs) and Regional Seas Organisations (RSOs), in an exchange of views with EU policy makers.

The panel included all partners in this initiative:

  • Jihyun Lee, Coordinator for Marine and Coastal Biodiversity, CBD Secretariat
  • Árni Mathiesen, Assistant Director-General, Fisheries and Aquaculture Department, The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Takehiro Nakamura, Chief Marine and Coastal Ecosystems Unit, UN Environment
  • Despina Symons, Coordinator, IUCN-CEM-Fisheries Expert Group
  • Darius Campbell, Secretary of North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC)
  • Stefaan Depypere, Director “International Ocean Governance and Sustainable Fisheries”, DG MARE, European Commission
  • Matjaž Malgaj, Head of Unit “Marine Environment and Water Industry”, DG ENV, European Commission

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