The European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) has coordinated a working group of Member States and technical experts to examine the control of Acoustic Deterrent devices (ADDs).
The output of this WG has been the publication of specific guidelines on the control requirements relating to Acoustic Deterrent Devices, as a guidance to assist in the inspection of ADDs.
The document can now be consulted here (bit.ly/3MeNNCE).
The European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) supports the EU project “Mediterranean virtual regional training academy on fisheries control and inspection (e-FishMed)", which has kicked off today in a first meeting with representatives from the participating countries, the European Commission and the consortium of the WestMed Assistance Mechanism.
The European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) is coordinating the European control campaign for bluefin tuna in the framework of its Joint Deployment Plan (JDP). In this context, Member States (MS) pool their control and inspection means to jointly implement control, monitoring and surveillance activities.
The European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) and the European Union Agency for the Space Programme (EUSPA) have signed a cooperation agreement in the form of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), concluded for an initial duration of two years.
Belgium has established a new Real-Time Closure (RTC) in the North Sea:
For the period from the 23 of April 2022 to the 14 of May 2022 (See more Information).
The area is closed for fishery except for the following gears:
(a) pelagic trawls, purse seines, driftnets and jiggers targeting herring,
mackerel, and horse mackerel;
(c) scallop dredges; and