Resources


Catch Certificate Scheme

Position papers

The need for mandatory IMO numbers for vessels catching seafood for the EU market (May 2017)
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Case studies highlighting the need for improved implementation of the EU IUU Regulation Catch Certificate Scheme (January 2017)
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Modernisation of the EU IUU Regulation Catch Certificate System (July 2016)
EN

Risk Assessment and Verification of Catch Certificates under the EU IUU Regulation (November 2016)
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EU carding decisions

Reports

Driving improvements in fisheries governance globally: Impact of the EU IUU carding scheme on Belize, Guinea, Solomon Islands and Thailand – March 2022
EN | ES | FR | TH

Position papers

The EU IUU Regulation carding process: A review of European Commission carding decisions (April 2016)
EN | DE | ES | FR | ZH

Case studies

Third country carding process: Success for South Korea and the Philippines (October 2015)
EN | FR

Briefings

Yellow and red-carding process is encouraging fisheries reforms and must be maintained (August 2015)
EN | DE | ES | FR | IT

Blogs

EU scheme to tackle illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing brings positive results and empowers nations, new report finds (March 2022)
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EU IUU Regulation

Reports

Leading the fight against illegal fishing: The EU IUU Regulation – Making it work, together (July 2015)
EN | ES | FR | DE | IT

The EU IUU Regulation: Building on success ﹘ EU progress in the global fight against illegal fishing (July 2015)
EN | ES | FR | DE

External Fleet Regulation – Position papers

EU External Fisheries: How To Make them Transparent, Accountable And Sustainable ﹘ A new and more effective EU Fishing Authorisation Regulation (July 2015)
EN | ES | FR | DE | IT

Ensuring better control of the EU’s external fishing fleet (June 2015)
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Analysis of the EU fishing fleet’s implementation of the SMEFF Regulation: Reflagging behaviours

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Import control schemes

Reports

A comparative study of key data elements in import control schemes aimed at tackling illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in the top three seafood markets: the European Union, the United States and Japan (January 2020)
EN | ES


Managing external and international fishing activities

Analysis of the EU fishing fleets implementation of the SMEFF Regulation: Reflagging Behaviours (May 2022)
EN


Member State implementation

Reports

The impact of the EU IUU Regulation on seafood trade flows (February 2018)
Full report – EN | Report highlights – EN

Analysis: Implementation of EU seafood import controls (March 2017)
EN | ES | FR | DE | IT | NL

Position papers

IUU fishing and the EU Green Deal – Advancing the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030 (September 2020)
EN | ES | FR

IUU Fishing and the EU Green Deal – Advancing the Farm-to-Fork Strategy (September 2020)
EN | ES | FR

Commentary on Member State legal obligations to control seafood imports under the European Union’s illegal fishing Regulation (June 2017)
EN

Combating illegal fishing in Germany (February 2017)
DE

Case studies

Improving performance in the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing: Spain – Leading implementation of the EU’s Regulation to combat illegal fishing (June 2017)
EN | ES

Legal opinion on Germany’s implementation of import controls under the Regulation (February 2017)
EN | DE

Improving performance in the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing: Resource constraints on effective IUU Regulation implementation in the Netherlands (July 2016)
EN | NL

Improving performance in the fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing: Germany – A major player in the global fight against illegal fishing (May 2016)
EN | DE


RFMOs

Reports

Seafood traceability: Aligning RFMO catch documentation schemes to combat IUU fishing (December 2021)
EN

Achieving Transparency and Combating IUU Fishing in RFMOs: Reinforcing the EU’s multilateral actions to promote best practices (May 2020)
EN | ES | FR

A comparative study of key data elements in import control schemes aimed at tackling illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in the top three seafood markets: the European Union, the United States and Japan (January 2020)
EN | ES

Briefings & position papers

Call for the ICCAT to support stronger transparency and anti-IUU measures (May 2022)
EN

Call for the SIOFA Contracting Parties, Cooperating non-Contracting Parties and observers to support stronger transparency and anti-IUU measures (June 2020)
EN

Call for the ICCAT Contracting Parties, Cooperating non-Contracting Parties and observers to support stronger transparency and anti-IUU measures (November 2019)
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Call for the GFCM Contracting Parties, Cooperating non-Contracting Parties and observers to support stronger transparency and anti-IUU measures (October 2019)
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Seafood industry

PAS 1550:2017 ﹘ Exercising due diligence in establishing the legal origin of seafood products and marine ingredients – Importing and processing – Code of practice (July 2017)
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