Control Regulation

17 July, 2021

Ahead of trilogue negoations between the European Commission, European Parliament and the AGRIFISH Council beginning on the revision of the EU fisheries control system, this article looks back on the entire process, and does a deep dive on the issues of seafood traceability and supply chain transparency. Full article here (in Dutch).

28 June, 2021

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 […]

25 June, 2021

Ahead of the AGRIFISH Council conclusions on the revision of the EU fisheries Control System, this article summarises the history of the revision and calls for more improved and efficient rules on fisheries control and monitoring. The control of all fishing activity is clearly an opportunity for the fisheries administration, as it will allow to […]

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 […]

20 June, 2021

Isabelle Autissier, Honorary President of WWF-France, and Alain Bazot, President of UFC-Que Choisir, write about the importance of seafood traceability to support the fight against illegal fishing and for marine biodiversity conservation. They call on France’s Minister of the Sea, Annick Girardin, to support seafood traceability in the revision of the EU fisheries control system, as […]

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 […]