Monday, April 20, 2009

Next Brussels Development Briefing on IUU fishing and ACP countries

The next Brussels Development Briefing will be held on 29th April 2009 (8h30 - 12h30) and will deal with 'Fighting against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated fishing (IUU): Impacts and challenges for ACP countries'.

The session will review the main economic, social and environmental challenges that IUU poses at global and regional levels, especially in the ACP context, and the existing global and regional initiatives against IUU. Moreover the 2008 EC regulation which aims to prevent and deter IUU fishing will be discussed, along with the challenges for its implementation in ACP countries and the need for technical assistance to comply with the new requirements.

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Earlier Brussels Briefings looked at 'Land access and rural development: New challenges, new opportunities', 'How does international migration affect ACP rural development?', 'Rising food prices: an opportunity for change?', 'New drivers, new players in ACP rural development', 'Does Fair Trade contribute to sustainable development?', 'The climate challenge for ACP agriculture', 'Aid for Trade', 'Advancing African Agriculture' and 'Challenges to rural development in ACP countries.'

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