Regional Governance: Making it Work for Fisheries and the Environment

Regional Governance: Making it Work for Fisheries and the Environment

Report from the Madrid Workshop held on March 31, 2009, to highlight the importance of strengthening fisheries control by WWF and OCEAN2012.

The main aim of the conference was to initiate substantial discussion about the options for the EU and best practice models of regional governance that ensure environmental
objectives are met in order to deliver economic and social sustainability.
Chaired by Dr David Agnew of Marine Resources Assessment Group (MRAG), UK, the conference addressed the context of the CFP reform process and the EU policy and decision-making environment.
Organizers brought speakers from around the world to present their experiences in regional fisheries management to inform and prompt discussions. International, U.S. national and EU local level experiences were presented, as were regional perspectives from the Mediterranean, Baltic and North Seas.
The conference was attended by a broad range of participants from international to local regions, from the Commission, to national government officials, to representatives of the fishing industry and fishing communities, environmental and social development NGOs, to social and fisheries scientists, policy makers, and decision-makers.

National Homeownership Month

Composite image of modern city network communication concept

Learn the Basics of Broadband from Our Limited Series

Sign up for our four-week email course on Broadband Basics

Quick View

How does broadband internet reach our homes, phones, and tablets? What kind of infrastructure connects us all together? What are the major barriers to broadband access for American communities?

Pills illustration
Pills illustration

What Is Antibiotic Resistance—and How Can We Fight It?

Sign up for our four-week email series The Race Against Resistance.

Quick View

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria, also known as “superbugs,” are a major threat to modern medicine. But how does resistance work, and what can we do to slow the spread? Read personal stories, expert accounts, and more for the answers to those questions in our four-week email series: Slowing Superbugs.