Red & Yellow Carding

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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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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13 Aug
2018

Source: EJF Ghana has stepped up its efforts to crack down on ‘saiko’ – an illegal practice driving the collapse of Ghana’s inshore fishery, whereby industrial trawlers sell fish to local canoes at sea. Last week, the country’s Fisheries Enforcement Unit intercepted an alleged saiko canoe loaded with tonnes of frozen fish. Suitably deterrent sanctions […]

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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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25 Oct
2017

Source: franciscoblaha.info Author: Francisco Blaha In January this year, I wrote in a blog entry (and on an SPC article): “If a country does not control its fleets, then its products should be subjected to higher tariffs until this issue is solved. Add to this a European Union ‘yellow card’ – which uses the potential […]

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