Webinar: Removing illegal fish from global seafood supply chains

Date: April 10, 2020

Removing illegally-caught fish from global seafood supply chains: How government and industry can complement each other 

The EU IUU Coalition, made up of the Environmental Justice Foundation, Oceana, The Nature Conservancy, The Pew Charitable Trusts and WWF, are hosting this event to demonstrate the benefits of seafood import controls in stopping IUU fishing. In particular, the webinar will highlight the advantages of aligning key data elements among major market States as well as consistency among the different import systems in line with best practices. This would effectively help:

  • fishers and all supply chain actors reduce the cost of complying with multiple systems,
  • achieve a traceability baseline that is robust and consistent,
  • prevent trade diversions of illegally-caught seafood,
  • drive down bureaucratic burden and the cost of doing business and
  • facilitate trade.

WHEN: Tuesday, 21 April 2020, 15:00-17:00 CEST 

WHERE:  Zoom

This two-hour webinar features three sessions presented by topic experts from government, industry and NGOs: 

  1. Why robust & aligned import control schemes benefit industry
  2. Advantages of digitised import controls in market States
  3. A Code of Practice to help industry mitigate IUU risks in supply chains 

Each session will be followed by a Q&A.

The EU IUU Coalition strongly believes in the business-friendly virtues of robust and aligned import controls and will present a drafted statement on this issue which industry actors are invited to support. The purpose of this statement is to show unity among businesses for legal, ethical and sustainable seafood production and trade today, and for future generations.

Please contact the Coalition coordinator sophia.scherer@ejfoundation.org should you wish to register for the webinar.

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