European Fisheries Development Advisory Network meeting 2018

Date: 11-12 June 2018

Venue: Lökeberg Conference Hotel, Hålta, SWEDEN 

PROFISH Steering Comittee meeting 2018

Date: 13 June 2018

Venue: Lökeberg Conference Hotel, Hålta, SWEDEN 

Contact: Ylva Mattsson & Gunilla Greig (Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management)

With financial assistance of the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida)


Monday 11 June 2018 - Afternoon

Welcome and Introductions

Session I  Recent developments - short presentations and discussions on initiatives we have engaged in since we last met

  • Annual Session of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission, 21-25 May 2018 – Fredrik Arrhenius, Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management

Tuesday 12 June 2018 - Morning

Session II  Thematic session

Integrating fisheries & fishers in regional multi-sectoral and multi-stakeholder initiatives

Introductory presentations:EFDAN 2018: Colette & Robert - aligning aid with development targets

  1. CBD Sustainable Ocean Initiative - David Lymer, Sida
  2. The role of the African Union and Regional Economic Communities in multi-sectoral policy making and implementation – Obinna Anozie, AU-IBAR
  3. Collaborative efforts between Regional Fisheries Bodies and Regional Seas Conventions: the Nairobi Convention and the Southwest Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission – Pedro de Barros, FAO
  4. Marine Spatial Planning in the Baltic Sea: the undeniable advantages of regional co-ordination -  Joacim Johannesson, Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management
  5. Community participation in regional collaboration – Lena Westlund, FAO Consultant

Discussion on ongoing initiatives and considerations

Tuesday 12 June 2018 - Afternoon

Session III  Donor co-ordination

Introductory presentations:

  1. FAO-FIA Integrated Field Programme – John Ryder, FAO
  2. Aligning fisheries aid with international development targets and goals – Robert Blasiak, Stockholm Resilience Centre & Colette Wabnitz University of British Columbia
Round-table presentations & discussion, including:

Wednesday 13 June 2018

The World Bank Group Global Program on Fisheries – PROFISH Steering Committee Meeting.

See the draft agenda for more details.

Download the draft agenda (June 5)



Other materials of interest

Blue Growth in Large Ocean Nations - Conclusions from the Large Ocean Nations Forum in Malta, October 2–4, 2017