Development of the EU’s fisheries policy – the Danish experience

Friday June 14 from 12:00 to 13:00 at the Nordic House:

Development of the EU’s fisheries policy – the Danish experience

The seminar is part of the series Europe Dialogues hosted by the Institute of International Affairs

The talk will focus on the development of the EU’s Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). The CFP can be traced back to the Icelandic expansion of the fishery zones and the “Cod Wars”. After the CFP was established in 1982 it has been revised every decade. Recently the EU’s Council of Ministers and the European Parliament agreed to revisions of the policy. The most important developments in the latest reform of the CFP will be addressed and compared with Icelandic legislation where applicable.

Ole Poulsen is one of Denmark’s leading experts when it comes to fisheries and recently retired as director of fisheries from the Danish Ministry of Fisheries, Agriculture and Food.

With the support of the EU Info Centre and a Jean Monnet grant, the Institute of International Affairs at the University of Iceland is hosting ten seminars this academic year to promote an informative debate on European integration in Iceland.