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.
- Publication date
- 22 April 2021
- Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries