Spanish chef Ángel León writes about the importance of transparency and efficient management of fisheries. He argues that Spain can secure this by supporting the consolidation of two key measures in the new fisheries Control Regulation: Remote Electronic Monitoring (REM) and the margin of tolerance (MOT). He calls on Minister Luis Planas to ensure Spain […]
SeafoodSource discusses the EU’s decision to cancel a derogation for Ireland on how the country’s catch is weighed and explores issues of how and where catches are weighed in Ireland. Nick Goetschalckx, ClientEarth Fisheries Lawyer and part of the EU Fisheries Control Coalition is criticises the proposed increase to the margin of tolerance in what […]
Sean Parramore of the Environmental Justice Foundation and Marta Marrero Martin of The Nature Conservancy write about how the Dutch fisheries control system is failing to prevent illegal fishing practices and overfishing. As the Netherlands and other EU Member States will vote on the future Fisheries Control Regulation in May, the EU Fisheries Control Coalition […]
Agricultura e Mar summarises the EU Fisheries Control Coalition’s reaction to the outcomes of the European Parliament plenary vote on the revision of the EU fisheries control system. Original article here (in Portuguese).
Article summarising the outcomes of the European Parliament plenary vote with 439 votes in favour, 190 against and 66 abstentions. Orignal article here (behind paywall).
Industrias Pesqueras summarises the EU Fisheries Control Coalition’s reaction to the European Parliament plenary vote. Original article here (in Spanish).
Undercurrent News reports on the outcomes of the European Parliament plenary vote, including measures the EU Fisheries Control Coalition has applauded for improving fisheries transparency and traceability, in addition to the poor outcome on catch reporting. Original article here (behind paywall).
Radio programme featuring an interview with Marta Marrero, Oceans Governance Director at The Nature Conservancy and part of the EU Fisheries Control Coalition, discussing the EU Fisheries Control Regulation, following the European Parliament plenary vote. Original radio broadcast available here (in Spanish).
National news broadcast in the Netherlands with a report on the revision of the EU fisheries control system, with a particular focus on the subject of onboard cameras (i.e. Remote Electronic Monitoring). The report features an interview with Sean Parramore from the Environmental Justice Foundation on behalf of the EU Fisheries Control Coalition. Full broadcast […]
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 […]