Europe

24 Jul
2020

Source: Research4Committees The purpose of this briefing note on the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) infringement procedures and sanctions throughout the European Union (EU) is to present an update on an earlier European Parliament (EP) briefing note: ‘The Common Fisheries Policy – Infringement Procedures and Imposed Sanctions throughout the European Union’ (2014). The present briefing note […]

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28 Nov
2019

Source: Oceana The European Parliament officially approved today the new European Commission, which will make fighting climate change one of its top priorities. To mitigate climate change, Oceana calls upon the new Commission to ensure ocean restoration and protection are fully integrated into the European Green Deal. The new Commission is expected to start its five-year […]

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15 Nov
2019

Source: The Fisheries Secretariat The control of fishing should be improved and made more effective, according to the Swedish government. They have now instructed the Coast Guard and the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (SWAM) to investigate how. This summer, Sweden commissioned SWAM to propose how camera surveillance onboard fishing vessels can be carried […]

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17 Oct
2019

Source: Client Earth France, Denmark and Spain are failing to enforce the EU ban on fish discards, threatening European fish stocks and the health of our ocean. Our ocean lawyers have today released reports showing that the three countries, all with major fishing industries, have not adequately enforced the ‘landing obligation’ or punished law-breakers. ClientEarth Fisheries lawyer Elisabeth Druel said: […]

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15 Oct
2019

Source: Undercurrent News A new report mapping fishmeal and oil supplies claims to reveal links between the UK’s biggest supermarkets and unsustainable fishing in India, Vietnam, and The Gambia. The report — “Fishing for Catastrophe”, published today by Netherlands-based Changing Markets Foundation (CMF) — claims to have found links between retailers and illegal, unsustainable fishing […]

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17 Sep
2019

Source: Fisheries Secretariat Baltic pelagic fisheries has massively misreported official catches, with sprat catches regularly recorded as herring – and the false reporting is not an isolated event, reports SR Kaliber, an investigative programme on Swedish national radio. During the first quarter of 2019 Swedish vessels underwent controls by Danish authorities on 19 occasions. The pelagic […]

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