Meet our previous chairs
RCG NANSEA (2019-2021)
Researcher in the Marine Research Division of AZTI, Lucía works in the coordination of Basque commercial and recreational fisheries data collection (DCF), and the respond to international Data Calls. She is also involved in the international coordination of data collection.
PhD in plankton ecology, Lucía has over 12 years of experience in fisheries data collection and has executed a number of national and international projects related with fisheries data collection for both commercial and recreational fisheries. She is member of several international working groups (WGRDBES-GOV, WGCATCH, STECF)
Role in RCG
Lucía has co-chaired the RCG NANSEA during the period 2019 – 2021. At present she is co–chairing the ISSG “RDB catch, effort and sampling overviews.” with Ana Claudia Fernandes.
RCG Baltic (2019-2021)
National Correspondent for Estonia. Working as an advisor in Fishery Resources Department at the Ministry of Environment in Estonia.
Graduated at University of Tartu with a master’s degree in the field of Zoology and hydrobiology (bird ecology). National correspondent for data collection and responsible for implementing the fisheries data collection, management and control since 2016.
Role in RCG
Involved in regional coordination of data collection since 2016. Active member of several RCGs (Baltic, NANSEA and since 2022 LDF) and takes also part in intersessional subgroups work. Co-chair of RCG Baltic for the period 2019-2021.
RCG Med&BS (2020-2021)
National Correspondent for Croatia. Head of Unit for Data Collection Programme in Fisheries at the Ministry of Agriculture, Directorate of Fisheries in Croatia.
Graduated at the Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb with a master’s degree in the field of biology (ecology). National correspondent for data collection since 2013 and involved in the fisheries data collection, management and control since 2011.
Role in RCG
Serving as a link between Member States in the Mediterranean and Back Sea and end users of scientific data in fulfilling a common goal of strengthening regional cooperation in the area of data collection, provision of scientific data for the main purpose of sound fisheries management and sustainability.
Main focus on data collection in recreational fisheries, and establishing communication channels for the collection of ecosystem data, including data on bycatch of vulnerable species.
RCG LP (2020-2021)
Until today, Mathieu Depetris is a fisheries data analyst in the Exploited Tropical Pelagic Ecosystems Observatory of the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development. His working scope is the monitoring of the French tropical tuna fleet, deployed in the Indian and Atlantic oceans (data collection, validation, storage and data analyses associated).
He has a double background in “marine biology” and statistics. These skills have led him to work in the Ifremer’s Fisheries Information System as a statistician, in a French Marine Protected Area where he contributed to the development of indicators, or in a clinical research institute as data-manager. He was also involved in some EU projects like the RECOLAPE project and currently in the FishNCo and SECWEB projects.
Role in RCG
Involve in the RCG LP since 2018, he brings his expertise on LP fisheries regarding the French tropical tunas fishery. Furthermore, he is involved in two RCG subgroups, the sub-ISSG Tropical Tuna Treatment and the ISSG focus on the regional database development.
RCG ECON (2020-2021)
Senior Researcher and project manager at NISEA Società Cooperativa, Economic research and statistics in Fishery and Aquaculture, Italy.
Economist with extensive experience in the analysis of socio-economic aspects of European fisheries. Since 1999 she has participated in numerous research projects and she has taken part in a number of FAO, EC STECF and OCED working groups on fishery data collection. Since 2021 she is vice president of the European Association of Fisheries Economists (EAFE).
Role in RCG
As task leader of FishNCo (MARE/2020/08) project, responsible for compiling the Regional Work Plan for economic data and for a Comparative analysis on capital value and capital cost estimation within the RCG ECON.
2003 – 2007 Fishing activity data accounting, transmission and analysis for Latvian fishing vessels.
2008 – 2021 Socioeconomic Data Collection coordination, data analysis and transmission for Latvian fishing, aquaculture and fish processing sectors.