During its meeting of 10 March 2015, the EFCA Administrative Board adopted the annual report for 2015, which comprised all the activities undertaken by the EFCA during the last year. Last year, 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.
Frontex explains the upcoming cooperation with EFCA in the new European Border Guard Capacity.
Please find the article here: "European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) and Frontex agree on closer cooperation"
Read the European Commission's news item on the proposal: http://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/mare/itemdetail.cfm?subweb=342&lang=en&item_id=27974
More background info on the European Border and Coast Guard to protect Europe's External Borders can be found at http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-15-6327_en.htm
As European Union agency, we express our solidarity with the families of the victims of the attack in Paris and with France. Today noon we will honour the victims with one minute of silence in our premises in Vigo and flag in half mast.
Agence de l’Union Européenne, nous témoignons notre solidarité aux familles des victimes des attaques à Paris et à la France. Nous rendons hommage aux victimes en observant une minute de silence dans notre bâtiment et en mettant le drapeau en berne.
The European Fisheries Control Agency held its Administrative Board meeting and adopted its Multiannual work programme 2016-2020. Ten years have passed since the founding regulation of the EFCA was adopted with the primary objective of organising operational coordination of fisheries control and inspection activities by the Member States and to assist them to cooperate so as to better comply with the rules of the Common Fisheries Policy, thus ensuring its effective and uniform application. Its main objective remains.
Mr Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, has visited the EFCA today. He has been informed about the work of the Operational Unit of the Agency.
Please find the video of the event at this link.
On 9 - 10 June in Vigo, on request of the EU Commission, the EFCA organised a two-day seminar in its headquarters in Vigo (Spain) where a delegation of USA (NOAA and USCG) and a delegation of the EU (EC - DG Mare and EFCA) informally brainstormed on the state of play of fisheries control, exchange of information and best practices, identification of initiatives of common interest and the promotion of cooperation in the international framework.
During its meeting of 5 March 2015, the EFCA Administrative Board adopted the annual report for 2014, which comprised all the activities undertaken by the EFCA during the last year.
During its meeting of 5 March 2015, the EFCA Administrative Board adopted the annual report for 2014, which comprised all the activities undertaken by the EFCA during the last year. The EFCA staff assisted the Member states and the European Commission in the preparation of the monitoring of the landing obligation including the rolling out of new data network systems as required by the Control Council Regulation, the making of additional modules of the Core Curricula for the training of fisheries inspectors and the synergies developed within t