Rosaria Sabatella

Rosaria Felicita Sabatella is a fisheries economist, who has acquired a broad experience in the field of socio-economic analysis of Mediterranean and European fisheries since 1966.  She worked at the FAO as advisor in the socio-economic analysis of fisheries in Developing Countries. Her main fields of specialization are the collection and analysis of data from the fisheries sector , evaluation of fisheries sector data, evaluation of the economic performance of fishing fleets, fisheries management.
She has worked as a technical assistant for Italian national and regional administrations for the preparation of the documentation required by the European Commission Regulations, such as the management plans and the report on fleet capacity. She has gained her professional experience prevalently by involvement in the Italian National Fisheries Data Collection Plans (pursuant to Council Regulation (EC) n. 1543/2000 and, subsequently, Council Regulation (EC) n. 199/2008) and involvement in numerous projects funded by the EU and the Italian Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Policies.
She has cooperated in European projects such as SOCIOEC (Socio Economic Effects of Management Measures of the Future CFP) and currently in the context of  SUCCESS (Strategic Use of Competitiveness towards Consolidating the Economic Sustainability of the European Seafood Sector, H2020). She has participated in studies such as DriftMed (Identification and Characterization of the Small-scale Driftnet Fisheries in the Mediterranean), SEDAF (Improved knowledge of the main socio-economic aspects related to the most important fisheries in the Adriatic Sea). Thanks to the skills developed during her professional experience, she participates in numerous COFI/OCSE workgroups as well as STECF,  advisory body of the European Commission (DG-MARE).