EU Round Table meeting on common dolphin in the Bay of Biscay and Baltic Sea harbour porpoise

The European Commission will hold a virtual “Round table” discussion with Commissioner Sinkevičius concerning the protection of the resident population of harbour porpoise in the Baltic Sea and the short-beaked common dolphin in the bay of Biscay on Friday 26th June.

This round-table meeting is an opportunity for the Commissioner and others concerned to hear the views of the scientists, the environmental non-governmental organisations who are a channel for public concern and the fishing industry sectors who are fishing in areas where dolphins or harbour porpoises are present. A member of the European Parliament will also attend, as will representatives of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Maritime Affaires and Fisheries and of the Directorate-General for Environmental Policy.

As an online participant you will have the opportunity to see and hear the entire meeting. We also invite you to submit questions you would like the panel to address in writing prior to the event. There will also be a possibility to submit additional questions through the chat. Time permitting, and on the first-come-first-serve basis, these could be answered by the panellists, otherwise we will try to answer them in the chat.

If you would like to attend this meeting please register at  before 24 June 17h00 Central European Time. While we strive for the widest possible participation, we may need to limit the number of online participants for technical reasons. Registered participants will receive technical details for joining the meeting prior to the event. In parallel, we are exploring possibilities to have the meeting web streamed and accessible to the general public with no limitation on numbers.

In case of questions, please contact the workshop organisers on We are also collecting written questions for the panel, these can be inserted in the above registration link.

Final Agenda