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EU agencies meet on future activities of the European Coast Guard


On 11-12 April 2018, the European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) hosted the first European Annual Coast Guard event which took place in La Toja, Spain. It was co-organised by the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex), the European Fisheries Control Agency and the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) and brought together more than 120 participants from Member States’ national authorities responsible for the various coast guard functions, the three relevant EU Agencies as well as the European Commission.

Annual European Coast Guard Event, 11-12 April 2018


The Annual European Coast Guard Event is taking place in La Toja (Spain) on 11-12 April 2018. National authorities performing coast guard functions and other EU and international partners will be able to provide consultation and feedback on the Agencies’ cross-sectoral, cross-border cooperation activities. The event shall facilitate the identification of possible future cooperation activities relevant to the stakeholder communities of the three Agencies: the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, the European Fisheries Control Agency and the European Maritime Safety Agency.

Outcomes of the Administrative Board meeting in Vigo


During its meeting of 14 March 2018, the EFCA Administrative Board adopted the annual report reflecting all the activities undertaken by the EFCA during 2017, an outstanding year for EFCA due to increased resources and growing tasks.

EFCA achieved important results in promoting cooperation amongst Member States, assisting the European Commission and contributing to a strengthened European Union system of monitoring, control and surveillance, with a view to guaranteeing a level playing field and a culture of compliance in the most cost-efficient way.

EFCA deploys vessel in the Adriatic Sea to reinforce fisheries control


The European Fisheries Control Agency’s (EFCA) chartered vessel AEGIS I is since the 1st December deployed in the Adriatic Sea within the joint deployment plan of the Mediterranean.  For this patrol EFCA is collaborating with Greece, Italy and Croatia who have deployed inspectors on board EFCA's vessel for all or part of the period.

EFCA co-hosted the second annual meeting of the Coast Guard Functions Implementing Group


On 30 November, EFCA co-hosted in Madrid the second annual meeting of the Coast Guard Functions Implementing Group, co-chaired with the European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex).

During the meeting the agencies presented the activities carried out in the framework of the support to the coast guard functions. The meeting was also an important moment to discuss the projects that will be developped to provide assistance to Member States.

Workshop with NAFO Inspectors


This week in EFCA's premises a group of inspectors from the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization (NAFO) from the EU and Canada are participting in a workshop about conservation and enforcement measures. International cooperation strenghtens as participants discuss recent infringement cases to improve procedures.