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e-FishMed training on risk management methodology in Morocco

Under the framework of the e-FishMed project, funded by the European Union, trainers from the European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) and the Maritime Fisheries Department of the Morocco Ministry of Agriculture, Maritime Fisheries, Rural Development, Waters and Forests, delivered a training on risk management in the context of fisheries control of inspection. The training took place in Rabat, Morocco, from 12 to 14 December 2023. 21 fisheries inspectors from the Moroccan 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 conservation and management measures.

Relying on a risk management process is essential as it improves decision-making  by fixing objectives for inspection. This results in a cost-effective control and inspection activities at sea and port.

The three-day session aimed at training to officials 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.

The course was hosted by the Maritime Fisheries Department of Morocco, one of the Beneficiary Countries of the e-FishMed project. 

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.