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Joint fisheries control campaign in Western Waters

The offshore patrol vessel chartered by the European Fisheries Control Agency, the Lundy Sentinel, will carry out a patrol in European Western Waters in cooperation with the Irish fisheries control authority, the Sea Fisheries Protection Authority.

This operation takes place in the framework of the Joint Deployment Plan (JDP) for Western Waters. The Joint Deployment Plan is the legal and operational vehicle the EFCA uses for pooling fisheries control means of the Member States at sea, in the air and ashore based on a regional risk analysis developed by the Member States and EFCA.

The JDP establishes the information to be shared, the communication details and common rules to ensure a cooperative deployment of the control means in the area. Through this work method, EFCA ensures that inspections are carried out in a harmonised way throughout the European Union and that there is a level playing field for all operators.