During its meeting of 05 April 2017, the EFCA Administrative Board re-elected its Chair, Mr Reinhard Priebe and its Deputy Chair Ms Andreina Fennech Farrugia for a second mandate and adopted the annual report for 2016, which comprised all the activities undertaken by the EFCA during the last year.
On Thursday 6 April 2017, EFCA hosted the third in a series of workshops organised by the European Coast Guard Function Forum (ECGFF), focused on the subject of Fisheries Control.
EFCA is participating in the ministerial conference on the future of the Mediterranean fisheries taking place in Malta on 29 and 30 March 2017 under the Chairmanship of European Commissioner Karmenu Vella in charge of Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries.
Declaration of the Leaders of 27 Member States and of the European Council, the European Parliament and the European Commission
The Rome Declaration
The European Border and Coast Guard Agency (Frontex), the European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) and the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) took a significant step in structuring their cooperation on coast guard functions by signing a Tripartite Working Arrangement as foreseen by the amended founding regulations of the three Agencies of October last year.
On Wednesday, 22 March and Thursday 23 March 2017 EFCA hosted its yearly “Newcomers” training session on the implementation of the IUU Regulation in its premises in Vigo, with the participation of the EC and 23 officials from 11 Member States.
The European Fisheries Control Agency staff would like to express their deepest sympathy and solidarity to all who have been affected - to the victims themselves, and their family and friend and beyond to the British people.
On Thursday, 16 March 2017, the EFCA welcomed representatives of the control authorities of different GFCM Contracting Parties, namely Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia, and the European Commission, Italy and Malta, assisted with the GFCM secretariat who are participating in a two-day Technical Meeting (16 – 17 May 2017) in the EFCA offices in Vigo, Spain.
Fisheries control authority delegates from the Baltic Sea Member States (Baltfish, chaired by Germany), the Baltic Sea Advisory Council (BSAC), representatives from the European Commission (DG Mare), a member of the European Parliament and representatives from the European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) met in Hamburg on 9th March 2017 at a Joint Workshop to examine the state of play for the implementation of the landing obligation with respect to the major commercial species of the Baltic Sea: cod, salmon, herring, sprat and plaice.
Mr Werner Kuhn, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Fisheries (PECH) of the European Parliament, has visited the European Agency for Fisheries Control (EFCA) for a two-day meeting (20-21 February 2017). The delegation included a group of parliamentary representatives formed by Mr José Blanco, Ms Norica Nicolai and Mr Marco Affronte, Mr Francisco Millán, Ms Lidia Senra, as well as advisors from the political groups.