The EUROFISH Governing Council is an annual event attended by representatives from the organisation’s member countries and their embassies, from observer countries and their embassies, as well as from observer organisations. This year not only saw several senior officials attending the event but was also the first Governing Council to be attended by Hungary as a full member of EUROFISH. Hungary formally joined EUROFISH as of November 2018.
The attendees gather to review the organisation’s performance in the year that has passed and approve the programme of activities for the coming year. Member countries’ representatives make concrete proposals for activities that are of interest to the individual country, or perhaps, to several. This year, for example, the organisation will be co-organising a conference in Italy on aquaculture, that was originally initiated by the Italian Ministry of Agriculture, Food, Forestry and Tourism Policies and the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) but will be of interest to several EUROFISH member countries.