Month: June 2016


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One of the priorities of the European Union (EU)’s reformed Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) is to ensure sustainable fisheries both in European waters and on a global scale. The EU has in the past decade introduced new, tighter laws to achieve legal and sustainable world fisheries at a time of mounting threats to marine biodiversity and food security. It has also committed to stop so-called ‘illegal, unreported and unregulated’ (IUU) fishing, through its world-leading EU IUU Regulation, which entered into force in 2010. Continue reading Why global unique vessel identifiers are needed – Unveiling cases of EU vessel number changes in breach of EU law