The selection of Unisys underlines its commitment to EU agencies in supporting EFCA’s mission to promote fisheries standards across the European Union states
The European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA), a European Union agency implementing the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP), has selected Unisys for providing a range of secure IT services and support.
Headquartered in Vigo, Spain, EFCA was established to assist EU member states in complying with the rules of CFP in Europe.
Under the terms of the agreement, Unisys will offer services to support EFCA’s operational information systems and provide secure access to the tools needed for co-ordination and co-operation among national control and inspection activities.
Unisys will offer its services to EFCA as part of a consortium, after partnering with Altia Consultores, a local technology solutions provider.
The work of EFCA is touted to be critical in maintaining a pan-European levelled playing field for the fishing industry.
EFCA aims for sustainable fisheries among EU member states
The aim of EFCA is to move towards sustainable fisheries by enhancing compliance with existing conservation and management measures by coordinating fisheries control activities and by providing assistance to the member states and the European Commission.
EFCA also offers support to national authorities to carry out coast guard functions within the framework of the European cooperation for Coast Guard along with the European Border and Coast Guard Agency and the European Maritime Safety Agency.
EFCA client executive for Unisys Eduardo Rodríguez said: “Unisys is honoured to be working with EFCA and supporting the organization with its aims to promote sustainability and equality in the fishing industry.
“We have a proud heritage of supporting EU institutions in achieving their objectives and we look forward to working with EFCA to enable its employees, who currently come from 19 different member states, to ensure the effectiveness of its operations to help preserve fish stocks and promote a responsible fishing industry.”
As a major partner to European Union institutions, Unisys has been offering critical IT projects and support services and has continuously grown its footprint for more than two decades.
After signing its first contract with the European Commission in 1997, the company now support several EU agencies and major European institutions across the 28 EU member states.