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EFCA hosts a visit to the offshore patrol vessel Lundy Sentinel in Cork in the context of the first patrol of its chartered aircraft

The European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) has received representatives of the Irish Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA) on 20 November on board the EFCA chartered patrol vessel Lundy Sentinel while in Cork Harbour. Together with the SFPA, EFCA has organised an event where it has informed on its air and sea assets, which have recently increased.

EFCA’s Administrative Board issues recommendations for the next five years and adopts its Work Programme for 2023

The European Fisheries Control Agency Administrative Board has issued recommendations to guide the work of the Agency for the next five year period. The meeting took place one day after the organisation of a seminar open to EFCA’S stakeholders dedicated to the outcomes of the five year independent external evaluation of the European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA).

External evaluations are a key tool in assessing the performance of public bodies such as EFCA.  The European Commission underlined the overall positive results on all criteria assessed.

EFCA Guidelines on the Control of Acoustic Deterrent Devices (ADDs)

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).

eFish-Med: EFCA´s support to a new virtual fisheries control academy for the Mediterranean

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.