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Frontex, EMSA and EFCA strengthen cooperation on coast guard functions

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The European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex), the European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) and the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) took a significant step in structuring their cooperation on coast guard functions by signing a Tripartite Working Arrangement as foreseen by the amended founding regulations of the three Agencies of October last year.

Technical Meeting with GFCM Contracting Parties control authorities


On Thursday, 16 March 2017, the EFCA welcomed representatives of the control authorities of different GFCM Contracting Parties, namely Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, and the European Commission, Italy and Malta, assisted with the GFCM secretariat who are participating in a two-day Technical Meeting (16 – 17 May 2017) in the EFCA offices in Vigo, Spain. 

Joint Workshop on landing obligation in the Baltic Sea


Fisheries control authority delegates from the Baltic Sea Member States (Baltfish, chaired by Germany), the Baltic Sea Advisory Council (BSAC), representatives from the European Commission (DG Mare), a member of the European Parliament and representatives from the European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) met in Hamburg on 9th March 2017 at a Joint Workshop to examine the state of play for the implementation of the landing obligation with respect to the major commercial species of the Baltic Sea: cod, salmon, herring, sprat and plaice.

The Committee on Fisheries of the European Parliament visit EFCA


Mr Werner Kuhn, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Fisheries (PECH) of the European Parliament, has visited the European Agency for Fisheries Control (EFCA) for a two-day meeting (20-21 February 2017). The delegation included a group of parliamentary representatives formed by Mr José Blanco, Ms Norica Nicolai and Mr Marco Affronte, Mr Francisco Millán, Ms Lidia Senra, as well as advisors from the political groups.

The EU Agencies save national administrations up to €200 million of public money


The EU Agencies Network, a representative body for the 45 Agencies and Joint Undertakings, presented today at the European Parliament two new studies on the economic and political impact of the agencies in the European Union. According to these studies, the EU Agencies represent less than 0.8% of the EU’s annual budget and could save up to €200 million in costs to national administrations.

Administrative Board adopts Multiannual work programme 2017-2021 and Annual work programme for 2017


The Administrative Board of the European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) held its 26th meeting and adopted its Multiannual work programme 2017-2021 and annual work programme 2017 that provides a comprehensive overview of the allocation of resources granted by the European Union Budget to the agency in accordance with its objectives and indicators.