News: A new Bureau for the GFCM

In the mark of the forty-second session of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM), which was resumed on Friday 14 December 2018, the GFCM elected its new Bureau for a two-year renewable mandate. Roland Kristo, from Albania, was appointed as GFCM Chairperson. Mr Kristo holds a PhD from the Agricultural University of Tirana and has a 22-year experience in the fisheries sector. In addition to serving as Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, he is also the Chairperson of the Coordination Committee for Economic, Technical and Scientific Research (CCETSR) within the Albanian Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Water Administration. Prior to his current position, he was the head of the Aquaculture and Fisheries Department as well as lecturer at the Agricultural University in Tirana and chairperson of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Fisheries Research in Albania. Within FAO and GFCM, Roland Kristo has worked as a national coordinator for the regional project Adriamed and served as first vice-Chairperson of the Compliance Committee (CoC) of the GFCM from 2011 to 2012. Read more here:

News Posted on 14/01/2019