The European Black Sea Fishermen’s Association will participate in a meeting of Workgroup No 2 “Sustainable Fishing – Facilities and Resources” of the Advisory Council for the Black Sea (ACBS), which will be held on October 5 in Constanta, Romania. It will examine the possibilities offered by the European, Romanian and Bulgarian legislation for the use of bottom catchers. The achievements of the Romanian Institute “Grigor Antipa” will be presented on the experiments carried out with pneumatic dredger and other similar devices. Proposals will be made to draw up a recommendation to the official authorities of both countries on the possibilities of using certain bivalve catch equipment.
The meeting also envisages discussing the opinion of the European Black Sea Fishermen’s Association, prepared by decision of the previous meeting on: development of small-scale fishing, rescheduling, research activities, assessment of the regional specificities of small-scale fishing through regionalised approach, as well as identifying recreational fishing in the Black Sea in terms of commercial fish stocks, etc.
There are 10 members in Workgroup No 2 – 5 representatives from Bulgaria and 5 from Romania, this being the fourth session since the beginning of this year.