What: Briefing on EU Parliament public hearing on Common Fisheries Policy

When: 1300-1400 CET, 14 March 2022

Who: European NGOs: Oceana, Seas at Risk, WWF, ClientEarth, BirdLife Europe & Our Fish

Where: Register via Zoom here

On 17 March, the European Parliament’s PECH Committee will host a public hearing on the functioning and future perspectives of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), in preparation for their drafting of an Own Initiative (INI) report on the same issue. MEPs will discuss the effectiveness of the CFP in delivering an end to overfishing, and whether it is adequate for supporting sustainable EU fisheries into the future.
Ahead of the hearing, join some of the blue eNGOs in Brussels for a March 14th press briefing where they will provide insights into how the EU can better implement and enforce the CFP and address its shortcomings in order to end EU overfishing.
Register here to learn more about the divergent views likely to be aired during the public hearing, a better understanding of key issues with CFP implementation, and the solutions that can be used to end overfishing and harmful fisheries practices.


  • 10 minute presentation by Vera Coelho, Senior Director, Advocacy, Oceana in Europe
  • 5 minute presentation on issues to watch out for in the PECH Committee hearing
  • 30 minute moderated Q&A with representatives of the NGOs