Control Regulation

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).

8 March, 2021

Today, six of Europe’s most accomplished chefs sent a letter to Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) asking them to vote in favour of increasing public access to information about the legality and sustainability of seafood. This week, MEPs will vote on the revision of the EU’s fisheries Control Regulation, a system of monitoring, inspection […]

1 March, 2021

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 […]

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 […]