The European Fisheries Control Agency held its Administrative Board meeting and adopted its Multiannual work programme 2016-2020. Ten years have passed since the founding regulation of the EFCA was adopted with the primary objective of organising operational coordination of fisheries control and inspection activities by the Member States and to assist them to cooperate so as to better comply with the rules of the Common Fisheries Policy, thus ensuring its effective and uniform application. Its main objective remains.
Mr Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, has visited the EFCA today. He has been informed about the work of the Operational Unit of the Agency.
Please find the video of the event at this link.
On 9 - 10 June in Vigo, on request of the EU Commission, the EFCA organised a two-day seminar in its headquarters in Vigo (Spain) where a delegation of USA (NOAA and USCG) and a delegation of the EU (EC - DG Mare and EFCA) informally brainstormed on the state of play of fisheries control, exchange of information and best practices, identification of initiatives of common interest and the promotion of cooperation in the international framework.
During its meeting of 5 March 2015, the EFCA Administrative Board adopted the annual report for 2014, which comprised all the activities undertaken by the EFCA during the last year. The EFCA staff assisted the Member states and the European Commission in the preparation of the monitoring of the landing obligation including the rolling out of new data network systems as required by the Control Council Regulation, the making of additional modules of the Core Curricula for the training of fisheries inspectors and the synergies developed within t
During its meeting of 5 March 2015, the EFCA Administrative Board adopted the annual report for 2014, which comprised all the activities undertaken by the EFCA during the last year.
The European Fisheries Control Agency organises a seminar on the monitoring of the landing obligation on 4 March with representatives of Member States and the European Commission. The purpose of the meeting is to examine the state of play of the implementation of the landing obligation in the different regions and exchange views on its monitoring, to reflect on the added value of the concept of the joint deployment plan to the implementation of the landing obligation at a JDP and regional level and to discuss possible future actions of EFCA to assist the M
The EFCA has adopted its Multiannual Work Programme for 2015-2019 and the Annual Work Programme at the meeting of the Administrative Board held on 17 of October 2014. Moreover, the budget adopted in the meeting for 2014 is of €9,2 mio., almost the same figure as last year’s budget, and subject to the adoption of the EU Budgetary Authority.
The European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) has the ambition of assisting Member States and the European Commission to develop simple and cost efficient methods for monitoring and ensuring compliance with the obligation to land all catches.
A project to improve the accurate recording of discards in context of the JDPs is being launched with the following objectives:
It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of the current Chairman of EFCA Administrative Board, Mr. Jörgen Holmquist, on 28 March. Mr Holmquist had held the position since October 2011and had been recently reelected for a three year term.