European Parliament

11 March, 2021

The EU Fisheries Control Coalition applauds the positive steps taken by the European Parliament towards more transparent fisheries and traceable seafood. With their vote in plenary this week, EU parliamentarians have called for all fishing vessels to report everything they catch, including sensitive and protected species, which will make data for over 49,000 EU vessels […]

10 March, 2021

Stella Nemecky, fisheries expert at WWF-Germany, and Steve Trent, Executive Director of the Environmental Justice Foundation, write for FrankfurterRundschau ahead of the European Parliament plenary vote on the revision of the EU fisheries control system. They summarise the EU Fisheries Control Coalition’s call to MEPs to support four specific measures in the vote: mandatory use […]

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” […]

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 […]

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 […]