Commission on Ecosystem Management

Fisheries Expert Group

“The governance puzzle” Photo: FEG

The Fisheries Expert Group (IUCN/CEM/FEG) was established in 2008 during the 2008 Barcelona Congress. Established to address the need for an ecosystem-focused expert group with marine fisheries competence within the Commission on Ecosystem Management, FEG consists of senior fisheries experts from around the world with substantial knowledge of the operational, socio-economic and ecosystem approach issues affecting fisheries.

Its mission is to foster the sustainable development of fisheries and to promote the conservation of the related marine ecosystems, to inform fisheries policy and related conservation strategies, to propose management methods and tools and to seek to provide a link between the fishery and biodiversity expert communities of IUCN.

Click here for access to the new interactive FEG website within EBCD

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Thematic Group Lead 

Serge Garcia (


Despina Symons (

Task forces are not open to all members, but by invitation only.

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