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23 Nov
2022

The EU IUU Fishing Coalition* is pleased to invite you to the launch of our latest study ‘Water-tight? Assessing the effectiveness of EU controls to prevent illegal seafood imports’, taking place on Monday 28 November 2022. The event will bring representatives from the European Commission, Member States and civil society together to discuss the findings of […]

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21 Nov
2022

World Fisheries Day, observed annually on November 21, is an opportunity to reflect on the importance of fisheries around the world, the threats to their sustainability, and the urgency with which we need to act to protect them. The global failure to meet the targets of Sustainable Development Goal 14.4 to end illegal, unreported and […]

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16 Nov
2022

Retailers, wholesalers and policymakers call for improved at-sea controls and a more robust traceability system covering all seafood products, to ensure legality at sea and throughout the supply chain, specifically supporting the use of CCTV aboard vessels and the digitalization of catch documentation. Retailers and wholesalers backed the European Commission and MEP O’Sullivan in opposing […]

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14 Nov
2022

Members of the EU IUU Fishing Coalition, Oceana, WWF, and The Pew Charitable Trusts, have published a position statement in advance of the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas (ICCAT) annual meeting, scheduled for November 14-21, 2022. The statement calls for action to promote transparency and tackle illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, […]

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7 Jul
2022

As part of the 2022 United Nations Ocean Conference, the EU IUU Fishing Coalition,[1] the US IUU coalition,[2] the Anti-IUU Forum Japan,[3] the Global Transparency Coalition,[4] Sciaena, NGOs active in Regional Fisheries Management Organisations and the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI) hosted an official side event entitled ‘Increasing Transparency to Eradicate IUU Fishing and Deliver SDG […]

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23 Jan
2019

This document presents an update of the NGO priorities on the revision of the EU fisheries control system. It calls on decision-makers to: Ensure full compliance with the landing obligation; Adapt the general control framework to the control of technical measures; Maintain and improve the EU legal framework for enforcement and sanctions; Mandate the use […]

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18 Jan
2019

Source: World Economic Forum Author: Jim Leape Largely out of sight, criminals pillage the oceans. They steal millions of tonnes of fish each year. That is a huge economic loss, estimated to be somewhere in the tens of billions of dollars. It is an even larger threat to food security; a billion people depend on […]

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17 Jan
2019

Source: Hakai Magazine Author: Kimberley Riskas Bunker vessels are one of the most connected ships at sea; tracking them could pinpoint clusters of illegal fishing. Fuel tankers may help track down illegal fishing and unravel the criminal networks behind it, according to an Australian study. Across the world’s oceans, up to US $23-billion is lost annually to illegal, […]

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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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