The House of Lords EU Committee will tomorrow question leading academics in marine studies in the final evidence session of their enhanced scrutiny of the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy and the implementation of a discard ban.
11.00am, Wednesday 17 July 2013, Committee Room 2, Palace of Westminster
- Professor Chris Frid, School of Environmental Sciences, University of Liverpool
- Professor Jesper Raakjær, Department of Development and Planning, Aalborg University
The Committee will ask the witnesses about the provisions to regionalise the Common Fisheries Policy and whether they are confident that this will ensure improvements across the EU. The session will also explore what evidence there is to suggest that some fish can survive after being caught and could therefore be thrown back into the sea, and how those circumstances can be taken into account in the new policy. The witnesses will also be asked about the UK and EU research base for fisheries policy making and what the European Commission and Member States could do to support more research in this area.