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