The Administrative Board of the European Fisheries Control Agency endorsed the evaluation mandate for the next Five-Year Independent External Evaluation of EFCA. The evaluation will provide an external and independent review of Agency’s progress and achievements for the period 2017-2021.
Denmark has established a Real Time Closure in their waters of the Skagerrak until the 18 of May. The Danish Fisheries Agency by inspection of a fishing vessel in accordance with Commission Regulation (EC) no 724/2010 of 12 August 2010, have revealed that the amount of juvenile fish in the catches is found to be too high.
Due to this information, it has been decided to close an area for the period from 28 of April 2021 to the 18 of May 2021 at midnight.
Straight lines between the following positions limit the closed area:
1. 58*02’4N og 009*54’3Ø
Sweden has established a Real Time Closure, based on an Agreed record of fisheries consultations between the European Union and Norway on technical measures in Skagerrak in Gothenburg 6 September 2018 and Commission delegated regulation (EU) 2019/2201 of 1 October 2019 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1241 of the European Parliament and of the Council with detailed rules for the implementation of real-time closures for Northern prawn fisheries in the Skagerrak.
All details can be found on the Swedish website.
The Administrative Board of the European Fisheries Control Agency, in its online meeting, has appointed Dr Susan Steele as Executive Director. Dr Susan Steele from Ireland has a solid background in fisheries management and control. She has been Executive Chair and CEO of the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority of Ireland since 2013. Before that, she was Head of Innovation at the Seafood Development Centre from 2009 to 2013 and Head of Aquaculture and Business Training in Ireland´s Seafood Development Board from 2006 to 2009.
Sweden has established a Real Time Closure in the context of Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/2201 of 1 October 2019 supplementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1241 of the European Parliament and of the Council with detailed rules for the implementation of real-time closures for Northern prawn fisheries in the Skagerrak.
Further details can be found on the Swedish website.
The European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) Administrative Board held its 34th meeting on 14 October. During this meeting, that took place online this time due to the COVID-19 related restrictions, the Administrative Board members elected a new Chair, Ms Veronika Veits and Deputy Chair Ms Melanie Seibert.