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5 May
2022

The EU has addressed loopholes that previously allowed its fishing vessels to rapidly and frequently change flags to evade fisheries laws, a new assessment by the EU IUU Fishing Coalition has found. The work evaluates the effectiveness of the Sustainable Management of External Fishing Fleets (SMEFF) Regulation − an EU law adopted in 2018 for the control […]

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29 Jul
2022

Four years ago, the FAO Global Record of Fishing Vessels, Refrigerated Transport Vessels and Supply Vessels (the ‘Global Record’) was launched to the public with the aim of enhancing transparency and traceability to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. It can also be used by stakeholders across the industry to support the implementation of […]

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8 Jun
2022

Concerned by persisting overfishing and the impact of fishing on endangered species, wildlife and marine ecosystems, 11 European wholesalers and retailers are speaking with one voice to call on EU Member States and the EU institutions to ensure sustainable fisheries management via their revision of the EU fisheries Control Regulation*. In a statement published ahead […]

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12 May
2022

Regional Fisheries Management Organisations (RFMOs) have an important role to play in increasing transparency and combating illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing globally, as they work to effectively manage and conserve species under their jurisdiction, especially high-value fish stocks in remote areas. This is why the EU IUU Fishing Coalition strives to promote better transparency […]

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11 May
2022

As the 15-Point Action Plan on Trade and Sustainable Development Chapters is currently being reviewed, the European Bureau for Conservation and Development (EBCD), Europêche, The Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF), Oceana, The Pew Charitable Trusts and WWF are calling on the European Commission to ensure that EU trade and fisheries policies are properly aligned, including in […]

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