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New CFCA Director Appointed


EU - The Administrative Board of the Community Fisheries Control Agency (CFCA) announced at a recent meeting in Vigo, Spain, the appointment of Mr Pascal Savouret as new Executive Director.

Mr Pascal Savouret, from France, has a solid background in fisheries control issues at European level. He has been Deputy Director for Fisheries at the French Direction of Fisheries and Aquaculture since 2009.

He has 26 years working experience in the Navy and in the French maritime affairs administration. He graduated at the Ecole dadministration des affaires maritimes in 1995.

The Agency is led by an Administrative Board, made up of one representative per Member State and six representatives of the Commission.

The Administrative Board nominates the Executive Director for a period of five years. The vacancy notice for the new director was published on 30 March 2011, following a pre-selection by the European Commission, a final short list of candidates adopted by the College of Commissioner was presented to the CFCA Administrative Board. The Board interviewed the candidates and appointed the new Executive Director from among the candidates.

The Executive Director is responsible for the execution of the Agencys operational activities. He drafts the annual budget proposal and work programme after consulting the Commission and national authorities. He is independent from the Commission and Member States and is only answerable to the Administrative Board.