General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean - GFCM

BlackSea4Fish Team & Contact

BlackSea4Fish counts on a team based at the GFCM Technical Unit for the Black Sea in Burgas (Bulgaria) as well as the support of the GFCM Secretariat units at GFCM headquarters in Rome (Italy). 

At the Black Sea Unit, Mr Hüseyin Ozbilgin acts as the BlackSea4Fish project coordinator, overseeing all BlackSea4Fish activities. Ms Yoana Georgieva provides expert support in technical matters linked to fisheries under the BlackSea4Fish Project. Mr Rusi Atanasov (Fishery and aquaculture junior expert) supports workplan implementation. Mr Konstantin Petrov acts as GFCM subregional coordinator for the Black Sea, overseeing the functioning of the BSU and technical cooperation matters. Mr Mihail Vatsov (Fishery expert) supports compliance and institutional matters in the Black Sea. Mr Svetozar Gradev (Office Assistant) provides administrative support to GFCM Secretariat, GFCM Sub-regional unit in Burgas and ensures smooth running of the office. He performs relevant duties in accordance with HR recruitment procedures and Travel Authorizations. The BSU also benefits from ad-hoc support from colleagues of the BSU host, the Executive Agency for Fisheries and Aquaculture, and is expected to grow gradually.

The project’s work is guided by the BlackSea4Fish Project document, discussed at a Steering Committee composed of national focal points, and reviewed by the WGBS and the GFCM annual session.


Burgas International Congress Center Office No.4, Sea Station, 8000 Burgas, Bulgaria

E-mail: [email protected]

Information note on the BSU