Aina ANPA2016A delegation from Eurofish, Aina Afanasjeva, Director, Anca Sfetcovici, Head of Project Unit, and Ekaterina Tribilustova, Market Specialist, met with representatives of the Romanian National Agency for Fisheries and Aquaculture (ANPA): Nicolae Dimulescu, President, Ancuta Kazimirovicz, Public Manager, and Constantin Stroe, Counsellor. The meeting was held in connection with the High-level Conference towards Enhanced Cooperation on Black Sea Fisheries and Aquaculture, held in Bucharest on 24-25 October 2016.

The discussion covered a range of topics including the joint organisation of workshops and conferences on trade and markets, B2B meetings, as well as the translation of the new guide to recirculation aquaculture technologies into Romanian. Both sides agreed to deepen Eurofish's cooperation with ANPA and Romanian stakeholders, especially regarding the transfer of knowledge concerning good aquaculture practices. Moreover, the two sides discussed promoting the Romanian fisheries and aquaculture sector and its products at international trade fairs and events as well as through the Eurofish Magazine. Another issue to be discussed in detail was fisheries data collection, which both sides consider highly important.