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ALTER-Net: A Long-Term Biodiversity, Ecosystem and Awareness Research Network

Europe’s ecosystem research network


EU Target 4 session

Target 4 : Ensure the sustainability of fisheries

This target session includes oral presentations about EU target 4 and, after the break, a workshop in which small groups can formulate recommendations concerning these statements.

9.00-9.05 Filip Volckaert (University Leuven) Welcome and introduction to the session
9.05-9.20 Karin Zaunberger (EU DG Env) The rationale, actions and goals of Target 4
9.20-9.40 Filip Volckaert (University Leuven)

Ensuring the sustainability of fisheries – presentation of statements

9.40-10.00 Paul van Zwieten (WUR) Balanced harvesting
10.00-10.20 To be confirmed



Jochen Depestele (ILVO)

ITQ’s & seafloor impact

10.40-11.00 Bruno Ernande (IFREMER)

Harvest-induced life-history evolution in exploited fish populations - Empirical evidence

and forecasting of evolutionary changes and their demographic consequences


Coffee/Tea break




Workshop aiming at recommendations on sustainable fisheries implementation