EU carding

10 Feb
2020

Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing depletes fish stocks, weakens economies, and undermines conservation and management efforts. It also jeopardises the livelihoods of the world’s most vulnerable communities and costs the global economy tens of billions of euros annually. Strengthening fisheries governance is urgently required to deliver the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals  agenda. Particularly […]

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6 Feb
2020

Source: Africa Online Monrovia – In May 2017, during the last year of former President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf, the European Union (EU) issued Liberia a yellow card, identifying it as not cooperating in the fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing. In recent years, the Government of Liberia (GoL) and the EU have been working behind the scenes in hopes of […]

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19 Nov
2019

Source: The Guardian Children as young as 11 discovered on boats fishing illegally in Thai waters for seafood that could end up on sale in EU supermarkets Children as young as 11 are working aboard Vietnamese vessels fishing illegally for seafood that could end up on sale in supermarkets in the EU and US, according […]

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13 Nov
2019

Source: ASEAN Today Two years ago, the European Commission warned Vietnam for not fulfilling its international obligations on tackling illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing. Two years on, the country has made clear it will no longer tolerate rogue actors that threaten fish stocks. Editorial Vietnamese officials have been making preparations for the second review of […]

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5 Nov
2019

Source: Undercurrent News The European Commission’s team of inspectors will begin its second review of Vietnam’s illegal fishing scene on Nov. 5, reports Vietnam Plus. The team will investigate the implementation of measures by the Vietnamese government to reduce cases of illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing in its waters, after the European Commission issued a […]

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30 Oct
2019

Source: European Commission The European Commission continues its action to fight illegal fishing worldwide by notifying the Republic of Ecuador that it needs to step up its actions (yellow card) in the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, Karmenu Vella, said: “Ecuador is a major trade partner for […]

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21 Oct
2019

Source: The Maritime Executive Deputy Prime Minister, General Prawit Wongsuwan, has committed Thailand to protect and build on recent fisheries reforms during a meeting with the Environmental Justice Foundation’s Executive Director, Steve Trent.  For the past five years, EJF has worked closely with the Royal Thai Government to eradicate the illegal fishing and human rights […]

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10 Oct
2019

EC to conduct Vietnam yellow card review in early November Source: Seafood Source The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries will send inspectors to Vietnam from 4 to 12 November this year to review the yellow card imposed two years ago, according to Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. The Vietnamese ministry […]

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27 Jun
2019

Source: European Commission The EU recognises Taiwan’s reforms put in place during the last three and a half years to tackle illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing (IUU).Today the European Commission decided to lift the yellow card acknowledging the progress made by Taiwan and the major upgrade of its fisheries legal and administrative systems to fight […]

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