catch reporting

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 […]

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 […]

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).