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European Fisheries Control Agency

Commission´s Director General of DG MARE, Lowri Evans, visits the Community Fisheries Control Agency for the first time

11/11/2010

Lowri Evans, appointed Director General in the month of June 2010, pays her first visit to the Community Fisheries Control Agency, seated in Vigo (Spain), on 10-11 November. During the working meeting, the Director General has familiarised with the work of the CFCA and personally met the management of the Agency and its relevant staff members.

"This visit has allowed Ms Evans to get to know the work of the CFCA in depth. She has been able to have a good insight in the activities of the CFCA and its contribution to an effective control of EU fisheries, which is crucial for bringing fish stocks to sustainable levels,¨ said Harm Koster, Executive Director of the CFCA.

During her visit, Ms Evans has held meetings allowing her to get a good grasp about the functioning of the agency. Making the most of her visit to Vigo, the Director-General has met with main decision-makers and stakeholders in Spain and in the Galician region and briefly discussed the latest developments in fisheries policy.

Ms Evans indicated to be pleased to visit the Agency which plays in important role in strengthening fisheries control and ensuring coordination between Member States. She was happy to have the opportunity to meet the Galician authorities and stakeholders and to meet Ms. Alicia Villauriz, the newly appointed Spanish Secretary General of the Sea.