Sessions

Valuing inland fisheries resources; Conservation and management; Regulatory framework; Shared country experiences

Keynote Speaker

Victoria Chomo:
Role of inland fisheries for food security,
livelihoods and rural rejuvenation

Multilingual

Simultaneous interpretation:
English to Romanian and Russian
and vice versa.

speakers

Click to read a short bio.

  • Gilles Van De Walle

    Gilles Van De Walle

    FARNET, BE

  • Victoria Chomo

    FAO REU / EIFAAC, HU

  • Marq Redeker

    CDM Smith Consult, DE

  • Ekaterina Tribilustova

    EUROFISH, DK

  • Cathal Gallagher

    R&D for Inland Fisheries Ireland, IE

  • Jorg Freyhof

    International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), DE

  • Cristina Sandu

    Danube Sturgeon Task Force (DSTF), RO

  • Ivan Zavadsky

    International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR), AU

  • John Valbo Jorgensen

    FAO, IT

  • Predrag Simonovic

    University of Belgrade, RS

  • Bela Halasi-Kovacs

    NAIK Research Institute of Fisheries & Aquaculture, HU

  • Reinhold Hanel

    Thünen Institute of Fisheries Ecology, DE

  • Steven Visser

    Visser Water Management, NL

  • Veronika Koller-Kreimel

    Veronika Koller-Kreimel

    Federal Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism, AU

  • Mirjana Lenhardt

    University of Belgrade, RS

  • Pao Fernández Garrido

    World Fish Migration Foundation

  • Antonin Kouba

    University of South Bohemia in České Budějovice, CZ

  • Christian Wolter

    Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), DE

  • Carolyn Rosten

    Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA), NO

  • Marina Piria

    University of Zagreb, HR

PROGRAMME

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Victoria Chomo

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Italy

Victoria Chomo has a PhD in Economics and specializes in certification, traceability and fish trade. She is Secretary of two FAO regional fisheries bodies (EIFAAC and CACFish) whose mandates are inland fisheries and freshwater aquaculture in Europe and Central Asia.

09:30-12:10   SESSION 1. VALUING INLAND FISHERIES RESOURCES

Cristina Sandu

Danube Sturgeon Task Force (DSTF)

Dr. Cristina Sandu is the coordinator of the Danube Sturgeon Task Force (DSTF), established in the frame of the EU Strategy for the Danube Region - Priority Area 06 Biodiversity (DSTF – EUSDR PA 06) with the aim to foster sturgeon revival. She holds a PhD and has been involved in several international projects, cooperating with research teams, policy level, NGOs and local communities from the Danube Region.

Cathal Gallagher

Research and Development for Inland Fisheries Ireland

As Head of Research and Development in Inland Fisheries Ireland (IFI), Cathal works with a team of applied researchers in the development and delivery of a range of research projects and in the provision of advice to government and stakeholders on all matters relating to Ireland’s unique inland fisheries resources. more...

Antonin Kouba

Research Faculty, University of South Bohemia

Antonin is a Vice-dean for Science and Research at the Faculty of Fisheries and Protection of Waters USB. He mainly focuses on crayfish-related issues including biology, ecology, distribution, conservation management, ethology, etc. more...

Ekaterina Tribilustova

International Organisation for the Development of Fisheries and Aquaculture in Europe (EUROFISH)

Ekaterina has been the key Market Analyst and expert for various economic analyses in catching, post-harvest and aquaculture sectors in different countries. She has performed various projects for FAO, the EC (DG MARE), the Norwegian Seafood Council, GFCM, EBRD, along with Ministries, associations, and other organisations. more...

12:10-17:00   SESSION 2. CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT

John V. Jorgensen

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Italy

John is currently Fisheries Officer with FAO and he has been working with the organization for 14 years, during this time he has been involved with fisheries projects all over the world and has been actively engaging with the several regional fisheries bodies. more...

Roswitha Stolz

Ludwig Maximilien University, Germany

Roswitha works at the Department of Geography at Ludwig Maximilien University in Munich,Germany.

Jorg Freyhof

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Jorg works at the International Union for Conservation of Nature in Switzerland which influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable.

Ivan Zavadsky

International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR)

Ivan has worked in the ICPDR as Executive Secretary since August 2013. Prior to this he has worked for the Slovak Government and the GEF Secretariat. more...

Reinhold Hanel

Thünen Institute of Fisheries Ecology, Germany

Reinhold Hanel is Director of the Thünen Institute of Fisheries Ecology since 2008. He has a PhD in Marine Ecology and is first VP of EIFAAC and German Delegate to COFI. more...

Marina Piria

University of Zagreb, Faculty of Agriculture, Croatia

Marina Piria works at the University of Zagreb and is also a member of EIFAAC.

Luchian Florin

Dobrogea North Maritime Fisheries Federation, Romania

Luchian Florin...

Christian Wolter

Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Germany

Christian Wolter is senior scientist working as fish ecologist at the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB) since 1992. His research comprise river ecology, river rehabilitation, fish-based environmental assessment, process-based understanding of river fish dynamics as well as environmental history. more...

Carolyn Rosten

Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA), Norway

Carolyn is a researcher who graduated with a PhD in fish ecology from Durham University and has worked with applied aspects of fish ecology since then. more...

09:00-11:30   SESSION 3. REGULATORY FRAMEWORK

Predrag Simonovic

University of Belgrade, Serbia

Predrag teaches at the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Biology. For research he leads works through the Center for Genotyping of Fisheries Resources on phylogeography, systematics and fishery management of salmonids in the Western Balkans region. more...

Pao Fernandez Garrido

World Fish Migration Foundation

Pao is an engineer specialized in fishway design, river restoration and dam removal projects. In 2013 she started working as a fishway designer and later she combined it working for World Fish Migration Foundation for projects as World Fish Migration Day as the worldwide events coordinator. more...

Gilles Van de Walle

European Commission, FARNET Support Unit, Belgium

Gilles, a fisheries and aquaculture economist, is Team Leader of the FARNET support unit. Gilles has more than 15 years experience in both fisheries and aquaculture. more...

11:30-16:30   SESSION 4. SHARED COUNTRY EXPERIENCES

Steven Visser

Visser Water Management, The Netherlands

Steven has over 20 years of experience in water management projects around the globe working mainly for national and regional authorities and is a senior water management advisor for the World Bank and FAO. more...
Veronika Koller-Kreimel

Veronika Koller-Kreimel

Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism

Dr. Veronika Koller-Kreimel holds a Doctoral degree in biology from University of Vienna and has been working at the Austrian Federal Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism since 1991 as a senior expert on freshwater ecology and since 2010, Deputy Director. more...

Mirjana Lenhardt

University of Belgrade, Department of biology and inland waters protection, Serbia

Mirjana Lenhardt is a research professor at University of Belgrade, Serbia. She has more than 30 years’ experience in the field of ichthyology, fish ecology, eco-toxicology and fish biochemistry.more...

Marq Redeker

CDM Smith Consult, Germany

Marq specializes in water management and hydraulic engineering, with 22 years international work experience in river basin management. Marq has been involved in water management strategies and water policy issues and in 2014 became Chairman of the Expert Committee on Fishways of the German DWA. more...

Bela Halasi-Kovacs

Research Institute for Fisheries and Aquaculture, HAKI, Hungary

Béla is the director of NAIK Research Institute of Fisheries and Aquaculture (HAKI). He has twenty years experiences in pond aquaculture management and fisheries management of Hungarian surface waters. His research area is the community ecology of fishes. more...

16:30-17:30   SESSION 5. ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION AND CONFERENCE RECOMMENDATIONS

Ivan Zavadsky - International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River (ICPDR)

Pao Fernandez Garrido - World Fish Migration Foundation

Cristina Sandu - Danube Sturgeon Task Force (DSTF)

Cathal Gallagher - EIFAAC

Reinhold Hanel - Thünen Institute of Fisheries Ecology

FAO, EUROFISH, Romania and other Danube governments


Round up and conclusions.

Closure of the conference

Visit to Nucet Research and Development Station

The field visit is hosted by the Government of Romania.

Nucet Research and Development Station was established in 1941 and has been an essetial contributor to the development of fish culture in Romania. more...

5hrs

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venue

The event will be held at the Ramada Hotel

Ramada North Hotel

hotel

address

44A Daniel Danielopolu
District 1, Bucharest, Romania
TEL: +40 21 233 50 00
FAX: +40 21 233 50 01

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Included

  • Conference Kit
  • Coffee break
  • Lunch
  • All sessions
  • Field trip on day 3 (15 November)
  • Access to all presentations following the event

Organisers

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Contact

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