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Nov 28, 2017 |
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General Assembly Meeting BlSAC 20-21.11.2017 Sinaia, Romania

On 20 and 21 Nov. 2017 the General Assembly of the Black Sea Advisory Council was held at the International Hotel in Sinaia, Romania. Mrs. Pascale Colson from EC DG MARE, a coordinator and responsible for the functioning of EU Advisory Councils, was an official guest to the Assembly.

On 20 and 21 Nov. 2017 the General Assembly of the Black Sea Advisory Council was held at the International Hotel in Sinaia, Romania. Mrs. Pascale Colson from EC DG MARE, a coordinator and responsible for the functioning of EU Advisory Councils, was an official guest to the Assembly. Mr. Dimulescu, Executive Director of the Romanian Fisheries Agency, Mr. Simeon Nikolaev from the Institute for Marine Research and Development 'Grigore Antipa', Assoc. Prof. Violin Raykov from the Institute of Oceanology in the Republic of Bulgaria were present.

The General Assembly  listened to and approved the reports and presentations of the scientists. The role and opportunities the "Black Sea 4 Fish" project provided to BlSAC members were thoroughly discussed in the beginning. The General Assembly voted the new 2018 program as well as the project budget. It approved the admission of four new members, two from Bulgaria and Romania each:

  • European Association of Fishermen in the Black Sea;
  • National Association Bulgarian Black Sea;
  • Grindul Lupilor Association;
  • Black Sea Fisheries Association.


The members of the General Assembly thoroughly discussed the activities to date, reviewed the spending and identified measures of successful closing  of 2017. The preparation and signing of a memorandum with GFCM was voted. It was discussed and decided to prepare and send a recommendation to the Member States on the special cases raised by NATURA 2000 areas in the fisheries.

The General Assembly ended with progress in the activities reported and development measures in 2018 identified. As regarded the forthcoming presidency of the Republic of Bulgaria the Black Sea Advisory Council planned to hold a round table on fisheries issues at the beginning of 2018.