European Commission and other major fishing players unite to tackle Flags of Convenience

Date: October 22, 2020

Source: EJF

In an unprecedented meeting, representatives from Directorate General of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries of the European Commission, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and the United States have discussed how to address the damaging impact of flags of convenience in the fishing industry. At the closed roundtable on 15 October, prompted by the Environmental Justice Foundation’s (EJF’s) new report on the topic, the participants began exchanging ideas on potential actions. This could have a substantial positive impact on efforts to eliminate illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing and improve transparency in the sector, says EJF.

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