To give effect to its coordination duties and legal obligations, the EFCA supports Member States in designing training programmes on fisheries control and inspection. A priority in the development of such training programmes is to create and make available reference materials for the training of the trainers of the fisheries inspectorates and of Union inspectors before their first deployment, the core curricula.
Essentially, the core curricula consist of a number of basic courses of practical knowledge for national fisheries officials involved in the control and inspection of fishing vessels and their activities. In the strive towards a level playing field among Member States and between the operators in the fishing community throughout the EU, a common core curricula for the conduct of inspections is key.
Below you can find the published core curricula courses:
- Core curriculum for the training of fisheries inspectors - 1 Inspection at sea (updated version 2017)
- Core curriculum for the training of fisheries inspectors - 2 Port inspection:
- Core curriculum for the training of fisheries inspectors and Union inspectors - 3 General principles