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News announcement24 September 2019Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries

The European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) trains Gambian fisheries inspectors

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).

The training ended with a practical exercise in the fishing port of Banjul, allowing fisheries inspectors from The Gambia to discover new methods of fisheries control and to become familiar with EFCA's e-learning platform.

The theoretical and practical training was organised in the framework of the PESCAO programme, financed and implemented since 2018 by the European Union.

Fisheries inspectors from various Gambian administrations needed to become familiar with the different techniques and applicable regulations, in the context of the recent membership of the Republic of The Gambia to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) and the sustainable fisheries partnership agreement signed with the EU.


Publication date
24 September 2019
Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries