import controls

30 Oct
2020

Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing endangers fish populations, damages marine habitats, contributes to unfair competition between fishers and can threaten the food security of coastal communities. IUU fishing is therefore a major cause of social, economic and environmental damage, and contributes to losses of billions of euros, according to estimates. While the EU has […]

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29 May
2020

Source: SeafoodSource The Organization of Associated Producers of Large Freezer Tuna Vessels (OPAGAC), a Spain-based association of nine operators of 47 tuna purse-seiners fishing in the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific oceans, has called upon the European Union to revise its criteria for allowing seafood imports from China. Read more

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26 May
2020

How governments and industry can complement each other Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing is a global threat to the health and sustainability of our fisheries. Many key seafood industry actors – from suppliers to retailers – actively seek to ensure that no illegally caught seafood enters their supply chains. To strengthen these efforts, more […]

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4 Feb
2020

Source: Undercurrent News The US House of Representative’s Committee on Ways and Means, one of Congress’s most influential panels with authority over all taxation, tariffs and other revenue-raising measures, has asked the US International Trade Commission (ITC) to investigate the import of illegal unreported and unregulated (IUU) seafood by the US. And the large, 44-member […]

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9 Jan
2020

Source: Undercurrent News Differences in global import control and catch documentation schemes allow illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing operators to exploit loopholes, and result in a lack of clarity and additional bureaucratic burden for industry, a group of NGOs has warned in a new report. Successfully tracing a seafood product through all relevant stages […]

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8 Jan
2020

Illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing is prolific in many fisheries worldwide. As a response, some countries, trade blocs and Regional Fisheries Management Organisations (RFMOs) have developed import control and catch documentation schemes to deny market access to products sourced illegally. However, the schemes in existence today differ in how they operate and what information […]

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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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