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Expert meeting van het North Atlantic Coast Guard Forum in Rotterdam

From March 30th until April 2nd the expert meeting of the North Atlantic Coast Guard Forum took place in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Belgium was respresented by coast guard partners Fleet, Customs, federal Police and FPS Public Health (Directorate - general Environment).

Twenty member states take part in the NACGF, and the main goal is to facilitate cooperation and to exchange information on best practices and experiences. To that purpose, there are different working groups focusing on topics such as environmenal response, fishery, drug traficking, Search and REscue (SAR) etc. Each year, in spring, there is an expert meeting followed by a plenary meeting in autumn, which all heads of delegations attend.