Control Regulation

5 February, 2021

In a mixed bag of voting outcomes, the European Parliament’s Fisheries Committee (PECH) has called for more transparency around fisheries activities and traceability to seafood supply chains, while simultaneously weakening the existing rules for controlling EU fishing activities. The Committee voted on a package of amendments to the EU fisheries control system, which have been […]

26 January, 2021

On 25 January, the European Parliament’s Fisheries Committee (PECH) voted on key compromise amendments to the EU fisheries Control Regulation, the cornerstone of how fisheries are controlled and monitored in the EU. The vote covered compromise amendments (other individual amendments will be voted on February 1st), which address the most important aspects of the EU’s […]

5 November, 2020

The EU Fisheries Control Coalition has applauded the European Commission’s infringement proceedings against the Netherlands and Belgium for their failure to comply with the EU Fisheries Control Regulation, especially the lack of properly registering catches, which can lead to overfishing. The Commission determined that the Netherlands does not ensure a proper control of their landings […]

27 October, 2020

A new report produced by the EU Fisheries Control Coalition calls for greater visibility of the small-scale fisheries (SSF) sector, and highlights the facts and benefits of installing electronic tracking and catch reporting systems onboard smaller vessels. By showcasing recent projects from across Europe where these systems are already operating successfully, the report demonstrates how […]

19 October, 2020

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 […]

15 September, 2020

Seafood Source News summarises the outcome of the European Parliament’s Environment Committee vote on key amendments of the Control Regulation. The article lists the key outcomes and details the Coalition’s call to action for the Fisheries Committee (PECH) in its upcoming vote. Quotes from Oceana Europe Campaign Director for Illegal Fishing and Transparency Vanya Vulperhorst and […]

14 September, 2020

A summary of the voting outcomes from the European Parliament’s Environment Committee on 11 September 2020, with the Coalition quoted on its view that the voting outcome “marks a fundamental step to guarantee sustainable fishing and healthy marine ecosystems in the EU.” Looking ahead to the Fisheries Committee vote, the Coalition is also quoted on […]