Fishing for space


The Fishing for Space event was held in Vilnius, Lithuania, 14 November 2013, at the premises of the Crowne Plaza Hotel. We aimed to bring together the Fisheries and Maritime Spatial Planning sectors to discuss a common future. Our main focus was on the Baltic Sea basin.


Press release


- Marine spatial planning in the Dogger Bank - A.H. Ton IJlistra (Ministry of Economic affairs, Netherlands, Chair of the Dogger Bank steering group) 

- Essential fish habitats in MSP​​ - Ulf Bergström (SLU)

- The special case of fishery in MSP, cases from the Baltic​ - Jochen Lamp (WWF Germany)

​- Da​ta Challenge - Mark Dickey-Collas (ICES)

- Mapping fishing activity in Scotland’s inshore waters, analytical approaches applied to data from fishery stakeholders - Andronikos Kafas (Marine Scotland)

- Potential limitations to the commercial fisheries and research surveys, caused by other users of the Polish Marine Areas - Wlodzimierz Grygiel(National Marine Fisheries Research Institute in Gdynia,Poland)

- GAP2 Case Study, mapping the Baltic Sea Fisheries in support of Maritime Spatial Planning​ - Robert Aps (University of Tartu,Estonian Marine Institute)​​

Participant list

Meeting background, workflow and definitive agenda
Groupwork background 

The meeting was organized back-to-back with DG MARE's MSP Workshop series, dedicated to fisheries and aquaculture, held in the same location on the following day (15 November). For more information on this meeting visit​ 


For further information contact:

Marco Milardi
Project Researcher (HORIZON)
+358 40 557 5631
Skype: helcom51

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