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EFCA adopts its Programming Document for 2018 consolidating the definition of its tasks


The European Fisheries Control Agency has adopted its Programming Document for 2018 in its Administrative Board meeting of 18 October 2017. The activities and required resources defined in the Programming Document serve as the necessary means to further strengthen EFCA's capacity in achieving its mission and tasks.

EFCA engaging EMSA’s response vessel for fisheries control in the Mediterranean


Interagency cooperation between EFCA and the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) was taken a step further following a request for an inspection vessel by EFCA. EMSA identified the Aegis I vessel as the most suitable option for EFCA’s needs, given the vessel’s characteristics and usual area of operation.

EFCA stands in solidarity with Spain and Finland


Barcelona, Cambrils, Turku. Once again, EU cities have been hit by terror and flags are flying half-masted in the main institutional buildings.

The European Fisheries Control Agency staff would like to express their strong condemnation to these criminal attacks and their support to the work being carried out by all EU national authorities to fight the scourge of violence.

GFCM Pilot Project Technical Meeting


Today, in EFCA's premises in Vigo, control authorities of GFCM (General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean) Contracting Parties participated in a technical meeting regarding the pilot project.

The meeting's agenda included finalising an operational plan, exploring an operational Memorandum of Understanding, as well as discussing the availability and modalities for information exchange.

Three-day long coast guard exercise concludes in Troia, Portugal

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Last week (23-26/05/2017), representatives from 20 European countries with sea borders joined Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, along with officials from the European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA), and the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) in Portugal to move forward with the cooperation on European coast guard functions.