Member State Implementation

New Analysis: The impact of the EU IUU Regulation on seafood trade flows

A comprehensive research to identify intra-EU shifts in import trends related to the catch certification scheme and third country carding process.

Commentary on Member State legal obligations to control seafood imports under the European Union’s illegal fishing Regulation

The following commentary assesses the relevance for all EU member states of a recent legal opinion on what exact obligations states have under the EU IUU Regulation to control seafood imports and apply risk criteria to checks on  import documents.

New Analysis: Implementation of EU seafood import controls

A comprehensive evaluation of countries’ progress in implementing import controls under the EU Regulation to combat illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. This is the first published analysis of data reported by member states to the European Commission for the most recent two-year reporting period, 2014 to 2015. 

Country Focus

The success of the EU IUU Regulation relies on harmonized implementation across all member states. The following documents assess the status of implementation in key member states since the Regulation came into force.




  • Spain – Leading implementation of the EU’s Regulation to combat illegal fishing
    Available in: English | Spanish


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