Europe

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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26 Nov
2018

Source: ClientEarth, EJF, Oceana, Our Fish, PEW and WWF Upcoming discussions in the European Parliament to revise the control regulation will be key for all involved in the fisheries sector, including consumers. Up to one in five wild-caught fish sold at market is stolen from the sea through illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Sales […]

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12 Nov
2018

Source: FAO Norway has undertaken a self-assessment of flag State performance, using the Food and Agriculture Organization’s (FAO) Voluntary Guidelines for Flag State Performance (VGFSP) as a basis. The VGFSP provide guidance to strengthen and monitor compliance by flag States with their international duties and obligations regarding the flagging and control of fishing vessels. Paragraphs 6-43 […]

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27 Sep
2018

Source: EJF * The European Commission is currently considering allowing subsidies for the construction of new fishing vessels in the European Union’s outermost regions – the most remote European territories. Such subsidies could drive overfishing, depleting essential marine resources and threatening food security, and there is no evidence that they provide any significant benefits to […]

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