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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Undercurrent News summarises the legal challenge launched by ClientEarth and Low Impact Fishers of Europe against the Netherlands for failing to verify the quantity of fish brought to shore. The European Commission has in turn started an infringement procedure against the Netherlands for this breach of the EU fisheries Control Regulation. Original article here (behind […]
Undercurrent News reports that Dutch minister for fisheries, Carola Schouten, has said that she would be in favour of installing cameras on all fishing vessels deemed to be a risk for illegal practices, and not just those above a threshold length. Her remarks at the European Parliament make the Netherlands the first EU Member State […]
On World Ocean Day, the Irish Examiner explores how the revision of the EU’s Control Regulation “presents a “golden opportunity” to tackle many of the deficiencies that have led to Ireland’s current crisis” of having its fisheries control plan revoked. Original article here.
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).