The PECH Committee will hold a public hearing on the impacts of the energy crisis on EU fisheries on Wednesday 26 October 2022

The PECH Committee will hold a public hearing on the impacts of the energy crisis on EU fisheries on Wednesday 26 October 2022. Photo: EU Commission

The European Parliament Committee on Fisheries (PECH) will hold a public hearing on the impacts of the energy crisis on EU fisheries.

The public hearing will take place on Wednesday 26 October from 14.30 to 17.00. (2.30pm to 5.00pm), Room: Altiero Spinelli (3E-2). The hearing will be livestreamed here (Parliament´s Multimedia Centre) and programme is available here.

Increased energy prices affect the capacity of fishing fleet to go out to sea. Many vessels choose to stay in the port given high fuel prices. During the public hearing, measures to be taken in the fisheries sector to address the energy crisis will be discussed. The debate will also consider the possibility of replacing conventional fuels with new options to foster sector´s resilience.

Speakers at the hearing will be:

  • Ms Natacha Carvalho, Fisheries Economist, European Environment Agency
  • Mr Maarten Drijver, Chair of the Texel Cooperative Purchasing Association (The Netherlands)
  • Mr Gilberto Ferrari, Managing Director, Italian Federation of Fishing Cooperatives (FedAgriPesca, Italy)
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  • Mr Olivier Le Nézet, Chair of the National Committee for Fisheries and Maritime Aquaculture, Brittany (France)
  • Mr Juan Carlos Fragueiro, Managing Director, Association of Fishing Vessel Owners of Marín, Galicia (Spain)
  • Mr Marc Van Peteghem, naval architect and co-founder of VPLP design (naval architecture enterprise based in France)

Source: Press Release

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