Europe

24 Jul
2019

Source: EU Reporter Oceana praises the progress made by Mediterranean countries during a fisheries compliance meeting of the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean (GFCM), held last week in Tirana, Albania. At the conclusion of the regional gathering between 24 contracting parties, delegates agreed to adopt a stricter sanctioning process for non-compliant Mediterranean countries, and to improve […]

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18 Jul
2019

Source: European Commission The European Union and Canada signed an ocean partnership agreement on 18 July. The partnerships confirms the two sides’ belief that ocean governance is a shared challenge and responsibility. Only international cooperation can ensure the conservation and sustainable use of oceans, their resources and ecosystems. The partnership agreement includes clear commitments to […]

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16 Jul
2019

Source: The Guardian Charity accuses government agencies of ignoring ‘rampant’ rule-breaking in industry, and encourages whistleblowers A website for whistleblowers to expose illegal or unethical practices in the fishing industry has been launched by a charity campaigning to end overfishing in European Union waters. “Fishyleaks” has been set up by Our Fish to provide an anonymous and […]

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15 Jul
2019

Source: EU Reporter Analysis of satellite signals in the world’s most overfished sea reveals over 28 thousand hours of apparent fishing inside protected areas throughout 2018. Oceana has unveiled potential cases of illegal, unreported and poorly regulated fishing in the waters of the Mediterranean – the world’s most overfished sea (80% of fish stocks). The findings from this analysis will […]

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5 Jun
2019

Source: Undercurrent News To mark June 5 — the annual international day against illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU) — a collective of environmental NGOs known as the EU IUU coalition (the Environmental Justice Foundation, Oceana, the Nature Conservancy, the Pew Charitable Trusts, and WWF) have launched a new report on global IUU fishing. The […]

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8 May
2019

The largest Seafood Expo Global to date is taking place this week in Brussels. Thousands of seafood industry professionals from around the world are in attendance, along with other key stakeholders including governments. It is therefore a fantastic opportunity to highlight the issue of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, promote best practices, and reiterate […]

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8 May
2019

Source: SeafoodSource Author: Marc Godfrey A new digitized import database system in the European Union will make it harder for illegally caught fishery products to enter the world’s most lucrative market, according to the bloc’s top marine official. The new CATCH software, launched by Commissioner Karmenu Vella during Seafood Expo Global 2019, responsible for Environment, […]

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23 Jan
2019

This document presents the NGO priorities on the revision of the EU fisheries control system. It calls on decision-makers to: Ensure full compliance with the landing obligation; Adapt the general control framework to the control of technical measures; Maintain and improve the EU legal framework for enforcement and sanctions; Mandate the use of cost-efficient tracking […]

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9 Jan
2019

Source: EJF The European Commission announced today that it will be lifting the ‘yellow card’ it placed on Thailand’s seafood industry. The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) has worked closely with the Royal Thai Government since 2015 on tackling illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. Although there has been significant progress, important gaps remain, the organisation says.

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