Fishery rules that exist only on paper won't make fishing any more sustainable. One way to enforce these rules, especially in vast ocean areas where monitoring is hard, is through joint inspection programs. The European Fishery Control Agency (EFCA) helps coordinate such inspections for EU countries and trains inspectors from neighbouring nations.
In this month's episode, 'Ocean' will spotlight the first Multipurpose Maritime Operation (MMO) led by the EFCA, in collaboration with other specialised European Union agencies, with the aim of addressing gaps in international fishery control. The film crew will join a multinational team of inspectors aboard the EFCA's Ocean Sentinel vessel during a multi-day patrol in the Adriatic Sea, between Italy and Croatia. They also visit the European Fishery Control Agency's headquarters in Vigo, Spain, to see firsthand how the MMO is coordinated.
OCEAN is a Euronews magazine in collaboration with the Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (MARE). It features monthly 8-minute videos, where we discover fascinating projects and developments related to the ocean and coastal communities.
Broadcast since 2019, OCEAN features episodes on marine protected areas, small-scale fisheries, ocean energy, aquaculture, IUU fishing, sustainable fisheries and much more. Missed one? Check them out on the Euronews website! You will also find some nice extras about these topics.
- Publication date
- 6 November 2023
- Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries