European Fisheries Control Agency

European Fisheries Control Agency
Agency overview
Formed 1 February 2006 (2006-02-01)
  • Community Fisheries Control Agency (CFCA)
Jurisdiction European Union
Headquarters Vigo, Spain
Agency executives
Key document

The European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) is the agency of the European Union (EU) that co-ordinates the national operational activities in the area of fisheries, and assists the member states in their application of the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP).[1] The agency is based in Vigo, Spain.


The Community Fisheries Control Agency (CFCA) was established pursuant to Council Regulation (EC) No 768/2005 of 26 April 2005 which entered into force on 10 June 2005. The Administrative Board was constituted at its first meeting held on 1 February 2006. Effective 1 January 2012, the agency was renamed as the European Fisheries Control Agency.[2]

See also


  1. "EFCA Mission Statement".
  2. "From the 1st of January 2012, the name of "Community Fisheries Control Agency" will change to "EUROPEAN Fisheries Control Agency"". Community Fisheries Control Agency. 21 December 2011. Retrieved 19 January 2014. Taking into account the Lisbon Treaty laying down that the European Union shall replace and succeed the European Community, the CFCA Administrative Board, at its meeting on 19 October 2010, decided to change the name of the CFCA to "European Fisheries Control Agency" and thereafter on 15 March 2011, they also decided the procedure and the target date.
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