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Seminar on the practical implementation of the new features of the Common Fisheries Policy regulation into EFCA Joint Deployment Plans

20/12/2013

The new features of the Common Fisheries Policy basic regulation require to adapt the inspection and control regime accordingly. Consequently, the European Fisheries Control Agency needs to remodel its Joint Deployment Plan concept in close cooperation with the European Commission and the Member States.

In order to adress the control of the discard ban, the European Fisheries Control Agency has taken the initiative of organising a seminar hosted by Croatia IN Dubrovnik on January 15th and 16th 2014.

The EFCA adopts its Work Programme and Budget for 2014

15/10/2013

The EFCA has adopted its Multiannual Work Programme for 2014-2018 and the Annual Work Programme at the meeting of the Administrative Board held on 15 of October 2013. Moreover, the budget adopted in the meeting for 2014 is of €9,217,150, almost the same figure as the final budget of 2013, and subject to the definitive adoption of the EU Budget for 2014 by the Budgetary Authority in the coming weeks.

The EFCA evaluates Compliance

28/06/2013

Following the five year external evaluation of the European Fisheries Control Agency activities, the EFCA Administrative Board asked to develop a method for assessing the cost-effectiveness of control operations for Member States. Subsequently, the creation of two Focus Groups to evaluate general trends in compliance levels and to assess cost effectiveness of control operations was included in the Multiannual Work Programme for 2013-2017 and the work programme for 2013.

The control campaign of the blue fin tuna kicks off

08/05/2013

For the sixth year, the European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) coordinates the Joint Deployment Plan (JDP) for the Blue Fin Tuna fishery in the Mediterranean Sea and the Eastern Atlantic waters for 2013. Under this JDP, Member States pool their control and inspection means, both material and human, in order to carry out jointly control, inspection and surveillance of fishery activities both at sea and ashore. All these activities are coordinated by a team of national coordinators and EFCA coordinators based in the premises of the EFCA.

Tools to develop a culture of compliance in a reformed CFP

23/04/2013

The European Fisheries Control Agency has presented the new tools to develop a culture of compliance in a reformed Common Fisheries Policy at the European Parliament. Indeed, in the context of the new policy being designed, the EFCA, within its mandate, is ready to contribute to the success of the new CFP and the key features of regionalisation and discard ban and develop the necessary tools.

Croatia and the European Fisheries Control Agency agree in their future cooperation actions

24/10/2012

On the 23 October a meeting was held between the European Fisheries Control Agency and the Croatian Authorities in Split (Croatia) in order to establish a roadmap on their future cooperation in Fisheries control in view to the Croatian accession to the European Union in the next month of July 2013. Croatia will be the 28th Member State to be part of the European and Fisheries has a great socioeconomic importance for the country.

Bluefin tuna: Provisional results about the 2012 JDP and Seminar in Vigo

28/06/2012

This year, for the fifth time, the European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) in cooperation with the Member States concerned (Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Portugal, Malta and Cyprus) and the European Commission is coordinating a joint deployment plan to monitor all aspects of the bluefin tuna fishery and ensure the implementation of the rules.

The EFCA adopts its Annual Report for 2011

15/03/2012

The EFCA has adopted its annual report for 2011 at the meeting of the Administrative Board held on 15 of March. The annual report highlighted all the activities undertaken by the EFCA during that year. The meeting took place following a seminar on the five year independent external evaluation of the EFCA which conclusions have helped the Board in the issuing of recommendations to the European Commission.

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