At a general meeting of the Black Sea Advisory Council on 20 November 2017 in Romania, the European association of fishermen in a Black Sea was accepted as a regular member of the Black Sea Advisory Council.
The Council was established in accordance with Regulation (EU) № 1380/2013 of the European Parliament and the Council on December 11, 2013 concerning Common Fisheries Policy amending Regulations (EC) № 1954/2003 and (EC) № 1224/2009 of the Council and repealing Regulations (EC) № 2371/2002 and (EC) № 639/2004 of the Council and Decision 2004/585 / EC of the Council (1), in particular Article 45, Paragraph 4.
Activity of the Advisory Council for the Black Sea is mainly focused to balanced representation of all stakeholders in the fisheries and aquaculture sector and the achievement of the common policy in this area. It also promotes cooperation with stakeholders from other coastal countries, which provide information and advice’s for sustainable resource management in this sea basin.
With acceptance of the association as a member of the Advisory Council is expected small-scale fishermen to have a greater role in decision-making and more responsibilities for the protection of the Black Sea.