A webinar on “Recreational fisheries monitoring and control” gathered representatives from the European Commission, European Parliament, EU Member States, Advisory Councils and members of the scientific community.
The 2019 Annual Report of the European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) was published today.
The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) has developed a remotely piloted aircraft system (RPAS) used in maritime surveillance operations.
The European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) has published three compliance evaluation reports on the implementation of the landing obligation. These reports confirm that non-compliance with the landing obligation has been widespread in the North Sea and North Western Waters for specific fisheries during the evaluation period (2015 to 2017). The failure to enforce the landing obligation is a matter of serious concern to the European Commission and jeopardises the objectives of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) which includes ensuring the long-term environmental sustainability of fishing activities and the gradual elimination of discards.
The International Commission for the conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) met for its 26th Regular Meeting of the Commission, in Palma de Mallorca, Spain between the 18th and 25th November 2019. The parties to ICCAT adopted 17 Recommendations and Resolutions this year: two in relation with the new ICCAT Convention; six in relation with control, monitoring and surveillance activities; one in relation with marine pollution; as well as eight in relation to the conservation and management measures of marine species.
Subject to the adoption of the European Union (EU) budgetary authority, the European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) receives EUR 17.6 million for 2020 to safeguard the sustainability of fisheries resources.
Last week, twenty fisheries inspectors from the Republic of The Gambia received training in control techniques to fight and deter Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU).
2018 was a year of intense activity, marking EFCA's tenth anniversary. The agency's main achievements relate to the core tasks of operational coordination and fisheries control and its contribution to the EU Coast Guard cooperation.
In the framework of the EU cooperation PESCAO project, a joint fisheries surveillance operation to detect illegal, unregulated and unreported fishing was just undertaken, the operation Alexandre Baptista.
DG Maritime Affairs and Fisheries is organising a selection procedure with a view to recruiting temporary agents at AD8 level to work in the field of a) fisheries science and management and b) fisheries control and inspection.
Ten years after its creation, the European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) has established itself as a cornerstone of the EU’s fisheries and ocean governance policies.
The European Commission is proposing improvements to modernise and simplify the way in which fishing rules are monitored and complied with in the EU.
The European Commission is proposing improvements to modernise and simplify the way in which fishing rules are monitored and complied with in the EU. An effective control system is key to ensuring that the EU's fisheries are sustainably managed, which in turn guarantees the long-term viability of the EU fishing sector and protects the livelihoods of our fishermen.
As in previous years, the European Commission is committed to fully implement the international control measures for bluefin tuna. The period 26 May to 24 June marks the season where large vessels, purse seiners, are allowed to fish for this stock.
The five-year EU funded PESCAO project, which includes a component aiming to improve the fight against Illegal, Unregulated and Unreported (IUU) fishing activities in Western Africa, has kicked off today.
The General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM) has recently issued a recommendation regarding a multiannual management plan for turbot in the Black Sea (GFCM/41/2017/4).
Since 1 December, the inspection vessel 'AEGIS I' has been patrolling in the Adriatic Sea as part of a joint deployment plan for the Mediterranean. The European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) is collaborating with Greece, Italy and Croatia who will have inspectors on board the vessel.
The Commission welcomes the European Court of Auditors' Special Report on the effectiveness of the EU fisheries control system.
The European Commission has adopted an action plan setting out how Estonia can overcome identified shortcomings in its fisheries control system, following an audit programme on data management and control system in Estonian in 2015 and 2016.