Year: 2022

8 Jun
2022

Concerned by persisting overfishing and the impact of fishing on endangered species, wildlife and marine ecosystems, 11 European wholesalers and retailers are speaking with one voice to call on EU Member States and the EU institutions to ensure sustainable fisheries management via their revision of the EU fisheries Control Regulation*. In a statement published ahead […]

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12 May
2022

Regional Fisheries Management Organisations (RFMOs) have an important role to play in increasing transparency and combating illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing globally, as they work to effectively manage and conserve species under their jurisdiction, especially high-value fish stocks in remote areas. This is why the EU IUU Fishing Coalition strives to promote better transparency […]

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11 May
2022

As the 15-Point Action Plan on Trade and Sustainable Development Chapters is currently being reviewed, the European Bureau for Conservation and Development (EBCD), Europêche, The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF), Oceana, The Pew Charitable Trusts and WWF are calling on the European Commission to ensure that EU trade and fisheries policies are properly aligned, including in […]

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5 May
2022

The EU has addressed loopholes that previously allowed its fishing vessels to rapidly and frequently change flags to evade fisheries laws, a new assessment by the EU IUU Fishing Coalition has found. The work evaluates the effectiveness of the Sustainable Management of External Fishing Fleets (SMEFF) Regulation − an EU law adopted in 2018 for the control […]

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6 Apr
2022

Source: Environmental Justice Foundation China’s distant water fleet ­– by far the world’s largest – is rife with human rights abuses and illegal fishing, and targets endangered and protected marine life across the world’s ocean, EJF’s new report reveals. In the most comprehensive analysis of the fleet to date, EJF shows that China’s state subsidies have […]

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21 Mar
2022

The EU’s ‘carding scheme’ – which warns and potentially sanctions non-EU countries that fail to cooperate in the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing – has decreased the prevalence of IUU fishing and prompted improved legislation, compliance and enforcement measures in several carded countries, a new report from the EU IUU Fishing Coalition […]

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21 Mar
2022

The European Union’s IUU Regulation is designed to prevent and stop the flow of illegally caught fish from entering the EU market. This report highlights instances where this EU carding scheme has prompted positive changes in fisheries governance. This full report is also available in French and Spanish. The executive summary and the case study […]

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