SeafoodSource covers the call from 52 NGOs, retailers, seafood supply chain companies and academic groups to EU fisheries ministers to add bring onboard cameras and Remote Electronic Monitoring (REM) to fishing fleets to help prevent illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Full article here.
Article summarising the legal proceedings from ClientEarth in the Netherlands for better control of fish catches that are landed. The NGO has warned that if the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) does not comply with the request, a lawsuit will follow, as the current measures are out of step with the current […]
Isabelle Autissier, Honorary President of WWF-France, and Alain Bazot, President of UFC-Que Choisir, write about the importance of seafood traceability to support the fight against illegal fishing and for marine biodiversity conservation. They call on France’s Minister of the Sea, Annick Girardin, to support seafood traceability in the revision of the EU fisheries control system, as […]
This article summarises the legal action taken by ClientEarth and a group of small-scale fishermen to demand better enforcement of the fishing rules by the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA). The legal action is against insufficient checks of how much fish Dutch fishermen bring ashore, thus “open[ing] the door wide for misreporting […]
Undercurrent News summarises the legal challenge launched by ClientEarth and Low Impact Fishers of Europe against the Netherlands for failing to verify the quantity of fish brought to shore. The European Commission has in turn started an infringement procedure against the Netherlands for this breach of the EU fisheries Control Regulation. Original article here (behind […]
Undercurrent News reports that Dutch minister for fisheries, Carola Schouten, has said that she would be in favour of installing cameras on all fishing vessels deemed to be a risk for illegal practices, and not just those above a threshold length. Her remarks at the European Parliament make the Netherlands the first EU Member State […]
Desde la Coalición para el Control de la Pesca de la UE aplaudimos la decisión de la Comisión de abrir un procedimiento sancionador contra Francia por no controlar su flota pesquera internacional, y pedimos al Consejo que no legalice la infra-declaración de capturas. El miércoles 9 de junio, la Comisión Europea anunció el inicio de […]
La Coalition européenne pour le contrôle de la pêche se félicite de la décision de la Commission d’ouvrir une procédure d’infraction contre la France pour défaut de contrôle de sa flotte de pêche internationale, et appelle le Conseil à ne pas légaliser les déclarations de capture erronées. Le mercredi 9 juin, la Commission Européenne a […]
The EU Fisheries Control Coalition welcomes the Commission’s decision to open an infringement procedure against France for not controlling its international fishing fleet, and calls on the Council to not legalise misreporting of catches. On Wednesday 9th June, the European Commission announced the launch of an infringement procedure against France regarding the compliance of its […]
On World Ocean Day, the Irish Examiner explores how the revision of the EU’s Control Regulation “presents a “golden opportunity” to tackle many of the deficiencies that have led to Ireland’s current crisis” of having its fisheries control plan revoked. Original article here.