NSAC Workshop on the functioning of the Landing Obligation took place on 17-18 January 2023 in Brussels (NH Berlaymont hotel).

The workshop featured a variety of stakeholders within and external to the NSAC (fisheries stakeholders, Member States, managers, technology experts etc.) who explored the state of play, experiences and challenges posed by the landing obligation and possible way forward with an aim to produce advice to the Commission in light of the upcoming Report on the Common Fisheries Policy and beyond. The purpose was not to question the landing obligation itself, but to identify its shortcomings and actions that could render it more efficacious and pragmatic.

The frst day of the workshop was open to all interested parties, the second day was for NSAC members only to work on recommendations.

Programme: NSAC LO workshop programme_final_draft_4

Guiding questions for active participants divided in 4 groups: fisheries, NGOs, scientists and managers: NSAC LO Workshop – 4 Groups Guiding questions_Breakout session_final

Links to presentations:
John Reidar Mathiassen_Technological solutions – EveryFish – No video – v2
PimVisser_Jurgen Batsleer_NSAC workshop NL FDF research programm
Jurgen Batsleer_FDF_NSAC
Thorsteinn Hilmarsson_Icelandic fisheries landing obligation and discards

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