Highlights

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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5 Feb
2018

Source: EJF, Oceana, The Pew Charitable Trusts and WWF Author: Victoria Mundy How has the EU action against illegal fishing changed our seafood trade flows? And what do these trade patterns tell us? Ten years after the adoption of the EU IUU Regulation, a new report examines how the EU’s carding system has impacted the flow of […]

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22 Nov
2017

Source: Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) Author: EJF and Hen Mpoano Today, on World Fisheries Day, EJF and Hen Mpoano are calling for greater ambition and transparency in combatting illegal fishing in Ghana’s waters. The livelihoods of millions of coastal people, and the food security of the nation, depend on it.

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13 Nov
2017

Source: The Pew Charitable Trusts Author: Julie Janovsky Up to $23.5 billion worth of seafood is stolen from the sea each year. That’s 1 in 5 fish sold. This pillaging of the world’s oceans threatens fish stocks, undercuts law-abiding fishers, and harms the economies of coastal communities.

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6 Nov
2017

Author: Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) Experts in EU and WTO law have concluded that introducing compulsory identifying numbers for non-EU fishing vessels exporting seafood to the EU is compatible with World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules. In light of this, environmental organisations are calling for the European Commission to reconsider their approach.

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