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STECF - Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries

Meetings calendar

Registration Instructions

This meeting is part of the provisional STECF Work Programme for this year. Once the date of the meetings are known and the meetings have been confirmed, experts will be able to register their interest to participate to the meeting. Invitations will be sent to selected experts, following the procedures as outlined on the STECF website.

Deadline for the expression of interest to attend a meeting is 20 working days before the start of a meeting. Those experts who register after the deadline will be given lower priority depending on the number of registered participants and seats available.
The process for selecting participants for STECF meetings is as follows: the chairman, the coordinator the focal point and the STECF secretariat contact interested organisations and inform them of the upcoming meeting and invite suitable candidates to register their interest. As the meeting date approaches the secretariat takes the list of people who have registered and forwards it to the DG-MARE focal point, chairman and coordinator. The participants are chosen from the list based on their experience, but also in order to create a balanced group of participants (not too few, not too many) that covers the relevant geographical areas as well as areas of expertise. The list is published and an invitation letter is prepared. Only once an expert has received an invitation letter can travel be arranged.


Only those receiving an invitation letter to attend a meeting as observers will be granted access to the meeting. If you are interested to attend the meeting as observer please make yourself familiar with the rules and procedures for observer registration/invitation including the protocol for observers.


This year we have 22 meetings in total: 3 Plenary, 2 mini-Plenary, 1 preparatory EWG meeting and 17 EWGs (expert working group). If you wish you can also navigate meetings from previous years.

DescriptionStarting dayDurationVenue
EWG 24-01
Fishing effort regime for demersal fisheries in West Med
04 March 20245 daysvirtual
PLEN 24-01
Spring plenary meeting
11 March 20245 dayshybrid
EWG 24-02
Methodologies for Mediterranean stock assessments and the estimation of reference points
08 April 20245 daysJRC
EWG 24-03
Annual Economic Report on the EU Fishing Fleet I
08 April 20245 daysvirtual
EWG 24-04
Evaluation of joint recommendations on the Landing Obligation and Technical Measures
13 May 20245 daysvirtual
EWG 24-05
Social Data in EU fisheries
13 May 20245 daysvirtual
EWG 24-06
Outermost Regions
13 May 20245 daysvirtual
EWG 24-07
Annual Economic Report on the EU Fishing Fleet II
10 June 20245 daysJRC
PLEN 24-04 - mini
mini-plenary to validate EWG 24-04
12 June 20245 daysvirtual
EWG 24-08
Evaluation of the Annual Reports for data collection and data transmission issues
24 June 20245 daysvirtual
PLEN 24-02
Summer Plenary meeting
08 July 20245 daysBrussels
EWG 24-09
VMEs socio-economic impact assessment
to be decided5 daysvirtual
EWG 24-10
Stock assessments in the Western Mediterranean Sea 2024
02 September 20247 dayshybrid
prep-EWG 24-13
03 September 20243 daysvirtual
EWG 24-11
Evaluation of Fisheries Dependent Information (FDI) for EU Fleets
09 September 20245 daysJRC
EWG 24-12
Fishing effort regime for demersal fisheries in West Med
30 September 20245 daysvirtual
EWG 24-13
07 October 20245 dayshybrid
PLEN 24-10 - mini
mini-plenary to validate EWG 24-10
17 October 20245 daysvirtual
EWG 24-14
Economic Report on the EU aquaculture
21 October 20245 daysvirtual
EWG 24-15
Evaluation of Work Plans for data collection and data transmission issues
28 October 20245 daysmix
PLEN 24-03
Winter Plenary meeting
11 November 20245 daysBrussels
EWG 24-16
Implementation of the Technical Measures Regulation
late 2024 / early 20255 daysvirtual

Meeting space

The file workspace is accessible only to registered experts. The purpose of this working space is to provide a repository of files to experts during STECF meetings. In the near future this platform will be enriched with features that will allow users to simultaneously collaborate over a file.