The North Sea is a very complex and open marine ecosystem. It is also one of the most heavily-used seas. Increasing economic activity in the sea, such as growing shipping traffic and the development of offshore wind farms, is leading to more and more competition between users of the sea, including fisheries. To have an integrated Maritime Policy it is important to bring all users together to continue a dialogue and develop mechanisms for continued engagement.
P R O G R A M M E
Thursday 20, 14:30-16:15
Room: Sala Azul (Laboral)
CHAIR: Gunn Marrit Helgsen, President North Sea Commission
Councillor Brad Watson O.B.E., Vice-President, Channel Arch Manche Assembly
Ann Bell MBE, North Sea Commission, Marine Resources Advisor & Stakeholder Conference Convener
Haitze Siemers, Head of Unit, Maritime Policy Baltic and North Sea, Directorate General Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission
Leo de Vrees, Policy Officer, Directorate General Environment, European Commission
Christian Byrith, Director North Sea INTERREG programme
Martin Brebner, North Sea Commission; "North Sea Region 2020"
(Lead: North Sea Commission)