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The European Commission has announced measures to avert the collapse of the declining sea bass stock. Immediately effective emergency measures will place a ban on targeting the fish stock by trawling while it is reproducing, during the spawning season, which runs until the end of April. This will be complemented by further measures to ensure that all those who fish sea bass make a balanced and fair contribution to saving the stock.
The Commission delegated regulation on the implementation of the EU's international obligations under the International Convention for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas and the Convention on Future Multilateral Cooperation in the Northwest Atlantic Fisheries came into effect on 24 January.

The Community Fisheries Control Agency adopts its Work Programme and Budget for 2010

Press release - 16/10/2009

Yesterday, the Community Fisheries Control Agency (CFCA) adopted its work programme and budget for 2010.

The work programme caters for the assistance to Member States and the Commission in the implementation of the regulation to prevent IUU fishing throughout the Community in a uniform manner. Moreover, operational coordination of control and inspection activities will continue in the already consolidated Joint Deployment Plans (cod in the Baltic Sea, North Sea and Western Waters, bluefin tuna in the Mediterranean and Eastern Atlantic). The efforts of the CFCA to enhance the capacities of Member States to apply the rules of the Common Fisheries Policy in a uniform and effective manner will be increased in particular in the areas of training of national fisheries inspectors and pooling of data and information. After many years of work to develop effective measures on international level, within the FAO and Regional Fisheries Management Organisations and at European level by the Commission, at the first of January 2010 the Council Regulation establishing the Community system to prevent, deter and eliminate IUU fishing will enter into force. Therefore, the fight against IUU fisheries, as an overriding priority, is at the core front of the CFCA Work Programme 2010. The CFCA has been created in 2006 and has been established in Vigo (Spain) in July 2008.