EFCA celebrated Europe Day in an event held in its offices in Vigo on Wednesday, 10 May 2017. Representatives of civil society organisations, the fisheries sector, scientists, as well as national, regional and local authorities, joined the agency’s staff on this occasion.
The Executive Director, Mr Pascal Savouret, quoted the most iconic passages from the Schuman Declaration. It was this historic text that set the course to prevent future war by fostering economic and political cooperation among Europe’s states, leading to the creation of the European Union. After a nod to the 60 year anniversary of the signing of the Treaties of Rome celebrated earlier this year, the Director briefly presented the main results of EFCA’s activities in 2016.
There were speeches from the Mayor of Vigo Mr Abel Caballero, the representative from the Galician regional government Ms Covadonga Salgado, and the Deputy Director General for fisheries control and inspection from the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment, Ms Teresa Molina, who highlighted the Agency’s excellent working relationship with all levels of the Spanish government.