European Commission

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 […]

11 June, 2021

La Coalition européenne pour le contrôle de la pêche se félicite de la décision de la Commission d’ouvrir une procédure d’infraction contre la France pour défaut de contrôle de sa flotte de pêche internationale, et appelle le Conseil à ne pas légaliser les déclarations de capture erronées. Le mercredi 9 juin, la Commission Européenne a […]

11 June, 2021

The EU Fisheries Control Coalition welcomes the Commission’s decision to open an infringement procedure against France for not controlling its international fishing fleet, and calls on the Council to not legalise misreporting of catches. On Wednesday 9th June, the European Commission announced the launch of an infringement procedure against France regarding the compliance of its […]

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” […]