Month: June 2017


Source & Author: The National Law Review

As reported previously on this blog, concerns about illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) seafood fraud, led to a proposed rule to establish a traceability program for certain seafood species. The final rule establishing the Seafood Import Monitoring Program was published by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Department of Commerce, in the December 9, 2016 Federal Register.

Continue reading Seafood Traceability Rule to Remain in Place, Says Court


Source & Author: Francisco Blaha

Since a couple of weeks ago, Kiribati became the 4th country in the Pacific to be included in the list of third countries and territories from which imports of certain fishery products for human consumption are permitted. This does not mean that from now on fish caught by any Kiribati-flagged vessels can “instantly” access directly or indirectly the EU. It does not work just like that! Continue reading Kiribati Gains Authorisation to Access the EU Market. What Does it Mean and How Does It Work?


Source & Author: EJF and WWF

On 9 June 2017, a joint advice was submitted to the European Commission on behalf of the Long Distance Fleet Advisory Council (LDAC), the Markets Advisory Council (MAC) and the Mediterranean Advisory Council (MedAC), calling unanimously for the improved and harmonised implementation of the EU Regulation to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing across all EU Member States.   Continue reading First ever joint advice by EU fisheries advisory councils makes a unanimous call for harmonising and improving implementation of the EU IUU Regulation