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Ankündigung22 April 2021Generaldirektion Maritime Angelegenheiten und Fischerei

EFCA: New Executive Director appointed

Today, the Administrative Board of the European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) appointed Dr Susan Steele as the agency’s new Executive Director.

Sea water with foam © vivoo / Adobe Stock
Sea water with foam © vivoo / Adobe Stock

An Irish national, Dr Steele has extensive experience in fisheries management and control. She has served as the Executive Chair and CEO of the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority of Ireland since 2013. Prior to that, she was Head of Innovation at the Seafood Development Centre and Head of Aquaculture and Business Training of Ireland´s Seafood Development Board. She holds a PhD from the National University of Ireland, as well as an MBA, a Master’s in Education (M. Ed) and a Bachelor’s in Marine Biology.

Dr Steele has been appointed to a five year term. Under the supervision of the Administrative Board, she will be responsible for the management of the Agency. 

The Administrative Board also adopted EFCA’s 2020 Annual Report. In 2020, EFCA’s activities included the operational coordination of fisheries control across the EU, assisting the Member States in improving the culture of compliance with the common fisheries policy (CFP), and participating in the European cooperation on coast guard functions. EFCA also had to adapt its business model in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

More information

The EFCA Administrative Board appoints the new Executive Director and adopts the Agency Annual Report of 2020

 

Einzelheiten

Datum der Veröffentlichung
22 April 2021
Autor
Generaldirektion Maritime Angelegenheiten und Fischerei