Building on the success of the previous three events, in Bucharest (2014), Sofia (2015) and most recently in Odessa (2016), the conference has turned into a main forum for institutional and private stakeholders working on maritime affairs in the Black Sea to discuss common actions to:
- support blue growth;
- support integration;
- share innovative business practices;
- improve marine knowledge and enhance marine environment;
- promote maritime careers;
- identify sources of funding for maritime projects;
- seek partners to fulfil them.
This year’s edition of the conference, with the title Connecting the region through marine and maritime cooperation will be held in Batumi, Georgia, on the 15th of September. The event will also take stock of the implementation of the Bucharest Declaration adopted in October 2016 on sustainable fisheries and discuss concrete actions to improve the sustainability of fishing resources, particularly with regard to scientific advice, sustainable small-scale fisheries, capacity building, and fight against IUU fishing.
Registrations for the events will be soon open.
For more details, please consult the following link: https://webgate.ec.europa.eu/maritimeforum/en/node/4048 .