Month: December 2015


Source & Author: EJF, Oceana, The Pew Charitable Trusts, WWF

The European Commission proposes a renewed regulation today affecting over 15,000 EU fishing vessels operating outside the EU, in line with current legislation against illegal fishing and the reformed Common Fisheries Policy. Continue reading NGOs welcome European Commission proposal to increase control and transparency of EU fleet fishing worldwide


Source: EJF
Author: Sebastian Buschmann

Christmas is almost here, and as you might know, the festive season in Germany comes with a lot of traditional fish dishes. Celebrations usually call for carp, a freshwater fish from our rivers in Europe or often produced in aquaculture farms. Thankfully for the consumer who may be on the lookout for sustainable products, as freshwater species, carps are not subject to illegal ‘pirate’ fishing, one of the main threats to our marine environment. Continue reading Legal vs. illegal fish