Der Spiegel summarises the decision of EU agriculture ministers to reduce the maximum quantities allowed for fisheries in the Baltic Sea in 2021. Catches of western herring will be reduced by half, while eastern Baltic cod remain off-limits to allow the species to recover. Catch quotas of western cod and plaice, however, will have a […]
This in-depth piece examines the current revision of the EU fisheries control system within the wider history of overfishing in Europe — an issue that is now more than a century old. MEP Grace O’Sullivan is quoted on the use of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund to support integration of new technologies that would […]
Undercurrent news summarises the key amendments the European Parliament’s Committee on the Environment (ENVI) voted in favour of on Friday, 11 September and looks ahead to the Fisheries Committee’s vote due later this autumn. Quotes from Vanya Vulperhorst, campaign director for illegal fishing and transparency at Oceana Europe, Katrin Poulsen, senior seafood policy officer at […]
The European Parliament’s Committee on the Environment (ENVI) has voted in favour of key steps to bring more transparency to fisheries activities and traceability to seafood supply chains. These amendments to the revision of the fisheries Control Regulation, the foundation for how fishing activities of the EU fleet are managed, mark a pivotal step to […]
Last year, New Zealand installed cameras on 20 fishing vessels in fishing areas of high risk of interaction with Māui dolphins, and began requiring electronic catch and position reporting for around 830 boats in the inshore fleet. Following this success, the government has announced that it is funding a detailed business case for the installation […]
Europa Azul presents a summary of the EU Fisheries Control Coalition’s work. It focuses on the Coalition’s ambition to secure sustainable seafood, as well as to ensure better support for small-scale and artisanal fishing. Click here to read the full article (in Spanish).
Summarising the Coalition’s recent event on Remote Electronic Monitoring (REM), which brought together representatives from government, industry and civil society, Industrious Pesqueras presents a comprehensive overview of the Coalition’s work to ensure transparent fisheries and traceable seafood supply chains in the EU. Concrete outcomes the Coalition is working towards from the revision of the Control Regulation include strengthening monitoring […]
The Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) aims to ensure that fishing and aquaculture activities are environmentally sustainable and consistently managed to achieve long-term economic, social and employment benefits. However, its success depends on a system of effective monitoring, inspection and enforcement for fishing operations in EU waters and activities of the EU fleet globally. As the […]