MCS & enforcement

25 May
2018

Source & Author: EJF/Oceana* Many fish products sold on the EU market originate from fish caught under poor conditions, from a sustainability, hygiene, safety or labour perspective. Some products can be traced directly to fishing activities that are damaging to the environment or do not respect international social and labour rights; rules that are mandatory […]

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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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21 Nov
2017

Source: Greenpeace International Vessels arrested for illegally fishing in West African waters are still carrying on with business as usual, said a Greenpeace Africa report released today on World Fisheries Day. The report, “The Cost of Ocean Destruction”, details how West African fishermen and communities continue to suffer from the consequences of overfishing and illegal […]

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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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7 Nov
2017

Source: FFT.ie The Sea-Fisheries Protection Authority (SFPA), the independent state agency responsible for the regulation of the sea-fisheries and the seafood production sectors, co-hosted a workshop with the European Fisheries Control Agency (EFCA) in Dublin recently as part of EFCA’s efforts to prevent illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

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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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