The managing authority for the implementation of the National Programme for collection, management and use of data in the fisheries sector (NP) 2011-2013 and Bulgarian Work Plan 2017-2019 is the Executive Agency for Fisheries and Aquaculture (EAFA). The coordination of the implementation of the NP and WP is carried out by the national correspondent – Ms Simona Nicheva.
All transversal and socio-economic data on the fleet, aquaculture, and processing sector are collected by the Executive agency for fisheries and aquaculture. The agency also is responsible for data processing and submission to the end users and for IT support of the database and website under the DCF programme.
The biological data collected by sampling commercial fisheries and by conducting research surveys at sea is done by national research institutes that are partners of the agency within the DCF.