Control Regulation

11 March, 2021

The EU Fisheries Control Coalition applauds the positive steps taken by the European Parliament towards more transparent fisheries and traceable seafood. With their vote in plenary this week, EU parliamentarians have called for all fishing vessels to report everything they catch, including sensitive and protected species, which will make data for over 49,000 EU vessels […]

11 March, 2021

Article exploring the topic of onboard cameras, currently being discussed as part of the revision of the EU fisheries control system. In the Netherlands, fishers hope the proposal won’t pass, while Sean Parramore of the EU Fisheries Control Coalition argues that concerns about privacy are resolved by the most recent technologies and cameras are essential […]

10 March, 2021

Stella Nemecky, fisheries expert at WWF-Germany, and Steve Trent, Executive Director of the Environmental Justice Foundation, write for FrankfurterRundschau ahead of the European Parliament plenary vote on the revision of the EU fisheries control system. They summarise the EU Fisheries Control Coalition’s call to MEPs to support four specific measures in the vote: mandatory use […]

9 March, 2021

Article summarising the European Commission’s concerns on the issue of “margin of tolerance”, created by the European Parliament plenary vote, which will increase under-reporting and mis-reporting of seafood catches. In a communication issued last month, the European Commission expressed that such amendments could lead to “massive overfishing” and undermine “the credibility of the European Union” […]

9 March, 2021

Dual interviews with MEP Izaskun Bilbao Barandica, Member of the European Parliament Fisheries (PECH) Committee and Vanya Vulperhorst, Campaign Director for Illegal Fishing and Transparency at Oceana in Europe. Original article here (in French, behind paywall).

8 March, 2021

Today, six of Europe’s most accomplished chefs sent a letter to Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) asking them to vote in favour of increasing public access to information about the legality and sustainability of seafood. This week, MEPs will vote on the revision of the EU’s fisheries Control Regulation, a system of monitoring, inspection […]