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e-FishMed training on risk management methodology in Tunisia

Under the framework of the e-FishMed project, initiated by the European Commission and financed under the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF), trainers from the European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) and the General Directorate of Fishery and Aquaculture of the Tunisian Ministry of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries, delivered a training on risk management in the context of fisheries control of inspection. France, one of the e-FishMed Project Partners, supported the event providing a trainer from the “École du service public de la mer (ESPMER)”

The training took place in Tunis, Tunisia, from 7 to 9 May 2024. 20 officials and fisheries inspectors from the Tunisian Fisheries Administration attended the course. In line with the e-FishMed objectives, the training will contribute to the fight against IUU fishing, and a better control of the compliance with conservation and management measures.

Relying on a risk management process is essential as it improves targeting for inspection and makes it possible to set objectives for inspectors. This results in more cost-effective control and inspection activities at sea and port.

The three-day session aimed at training staff undertaking inspections on how to apply the risk management principles to decide which fishing vessel to inspect and at which moment of its fishing trip (or in port), achieving in this way their operational objectives.

More information about the e-FishMed Project can be found here.



EFCA is an EU agency that promotes the highest common standards for the control, inspection, and surveillance under the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). EFCA was established to organise operational coordination activities by the Member States and to assist them to cooperate so as to comply with the CFP rules in order to ensure its effective and uniform application. EFCA also supports non-EU countries in the framework of EU funded capacity building Projects.

The added value of the work of the agency lies in its contribution to sustainable fisheries by enhancing compliance with conservation and management measures and to a playing field for the fishing industry.