Control Regulation

22 June, 2021

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 […]

20 June, 2021

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 […]

16 June, 2021

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 […]

11 June, 2021

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 […]

11 June, 2021

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 […]