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News announcement5 July 2022Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries1 min read

STECF: New committee appointed

Sunset over Baltic Sea © Brejeq / istockphoto
Sunset over Baltic Sea © Brejeq / istockphoto

Yesterday, the newly reconstituted Scientific, Technical and Economic Committee for Fisheries (STECF) began its work at its plenary session. The names of the 35 members are published in the Register of Commission expert groups.

Appointed by the Director-General of the European Commission’s DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, the new members will serve for a period of three years.  The experts were chosen through a selection process launched by DG MARE in October 2021.

STECF will continue to support the scientific advisory process for the implementation of the common fisheries policy (CFP), complementing the advice given by the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES). It assists the Commission in the preparation of legislative proposals and policy monitoring.

The new composition of the committee should also ensure a balanced support for the European Green Deal and climate change related priorities.

The Commission thanks the experts who were part of the 2019-2022 STECF for their invaluable work and wishes the new members much success in the work ahead.


STECF assists the Commission when preparing legislative proposals, delegated acts or policy initiatives in the area of fisheries, aquaculture and related matters.

The Commission consults STECF, where appropriate, on matters related to the conservation and management of living marine resources, including biological, economic, environmental, social and technical considerations.

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