ClientEarth, the Environmental Justice Foundation, Oceana, Our Fish, Sciaena, Seas at Risk and WWF have sent a letter to French Fisheries minister Annick Girardin asking them to ensure stronger rules are set to accurately report how much seafood is landed in ports, better monitor what is happening at sea and efficiently deter illegal fishing activities. […]
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Industrias Pesqueras breaks down the AGRIFISH Council position by topic, with commentary from the EU Fisheries Control Coalition on the poor results. While the Commission sees some of the measures adopted by the EU Fisheries Ministers in their agreement on the future EU Fisheries Control Regulation as ” unacceptable ” , in the opinion of […]
Following today’s adoption of the EU AGRIFISH Council position on future fisheries controls, the EU Fisheries Control Coalition condemned the failure of ambition demonstrated by fisheries ministers. The Coalition urges fisheries ministers, the European Parliament and the European Commission, to make an urgent and determined effort during upcoming negotiations to ensure that fisheries management in […]
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 […]
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).
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 […]
Industrais Pesqueras has published an in-depth report on the revision of the EU fisheries control system. The article includes quotes from Javier Garat, Secretary General of Cepesca, Basilio Otero, president of the National Federation of Fishermen’s Guilds in Spain, MEP Clara Aguilera, Rapporteur for the revision of the Control Regulation, and the EU Fisheries Control […]