Marco Frederiksen, senior project manager at Eurofish, has been appointed the new Eurofish director following the unexpected death of the former director, Aina Afanasjeva, in March last year. Marco, a Danish national, was appointed by the Eurofish Governing Council on Wednesday, 26 January 2022, following a competitive process. His term officially begins from 1 March 2022.
Marco has a master’s degree in fishery technology from Aalborg University and a Ph.D. in seafood traceability from the Technical University of Denmark and has been working at Eurofish since 2008. Since he joined the organisation he has been involved in project acquisition and execution, a vital source of the organisation’s funding, and the means to provide benefits to the Eurofish member countries. Before joining Eurofish he worked at DTU Food, a department at the Technical University of Denmark for several years with secondments to Japan and Australia. I am greatly honoured by the trust placed in me by the representatives of the Governing Council and look forward to working with them and our other partners for the benefit of the fisheries and aquaculture sector in the Eurofish member countries, said Marco, following the decision in his favour. The International organisation for the Development of Fisheries and Aquaculture in Europe (Eurofish) is an intergovernmental organisation that contributes to the development of the fisheries and aquaculture sectors in Europe.