IUU Fishing

IUU Fishing

Since 2018, the EU supports the Sub Regional Fisheries Commission in organising join campaigns at sea to control fishing vessels and fight illegal fishing.
The EU funded programme for improved regional fisheries governance in Western Africa (PESCAO) aims at enhancing the contribution of fisheries resources to sustainable development, food security and poverty alleviation in West Africa. This programme has 3 components:
In the framework of the PESCAO programme, the Sub-Regional Fisheries Commission (SRFC) organises joint operations at sea aimed at inspecting fishing vessels. Inspectors of the Eurpean Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) participate in these operations.