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2009, a year of achievements in delivering compliance

18/03/2010

The CFCA has adopted its annual report for 2009 at the meeting of the Administrative Board held on the 18th of March. The annual report illustrates all the activities carried out by the CFCA in its first full year at its seat in Vigo and with 98% execution of its budget. Moreover, at the meeting, the Board discussed the Preliminary Work Programme of 2011, the preliminary draft budget and the outline for a multiannual work programme.

Commissioner Damanaki will visit the Community Fisheries Control Agency

10/03/2010

Maria Damanaki, appointed Commissioner for Maritime and Fisheries Affairs last month, will pay a visit to the Community Fisheries Control Agency, seated in Vigo (Spain), on 12 March 2010. During the working meeting, the Commissioner will personally meet the management of the Agency. Moreover, she will be able to get a detailed inside view of the CFCA activities and functioning as well as discuss its future challenges.

Three EU agencies sign a cooperation agreement in Maritime Surveillance

22/12/2009

The European Union agencies: European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) based in Lisbon, the European Agency for the Management of Operational Co-operation at the External Borders of the Member States of the European Union (Frontex) based in Warsaw and the Community Fisheries Control Agency (CFCA), based in Vigo, have concluded an agreement with a view to cooperate, in accordance with their respective mandates, in the field of maritime surveillance that will be mutually beneficial for the three agencies.

CFCA discusses the way forward

10/07/2009

After two years since the beginning of the functioning of the control activities coordinated by the CFCA and one year since the Agency installed in Vigo, the CFCA has assessed its functioning and discussed with Member States the way forward during a three day seminar in Vigo. From 8 to 10 of July, representatives of 20 Member States, the European Commission and the CFCA have analysed the work carried out so far, discussed on the best practices and set out guidelines for the future.

Delivering compliance: Assessment of the CFCA Annual Report for 2008

20/03/2009

The CFCA has adopted its annual report for 2008 at the meeting of the Administrative Board held on the 19th of March. The annual report includes a first evaluation of the intense coordination activity the CFCA has developed in 2008 while relocating to Vigo and doubling its staff. Moreover, the first draft for the work programme of 2010 and the preliminary draft budget were discussed at the meeting.

Community Fisheries Control Agency discusses the way forward

23/12/2008

From 8 to 10 of July, representatives of 20 Member States, the European Commission and the CFCA have analysed the work carried out so far, discussed on the best practices and set out guidelines for the future. After two years since the beginning of the functioning of the control activities coordinated by the CFCA and one year since the Agency installed in Vigo, the CFCA has assessed its functioning and discussed with Member States the way forward during a three day seminar in Vigo.

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The Administrative Board of the Community Fisheries Control Agency adopts an ambitious work programme for 2009

17/10/2008

The CFCA has adopted its work programme and budget for 2009 as well as discussed its future multi annual strategic development plan and performance indicators. The work programme provides for the extension of the coordination of control to Western Waters and NEAFC RA; activities to be developed in the framework of the new regulation against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing and the development of capacities to render unique horizontal services for the harmonization of control rules under the Common Fisheries Policy.

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