Remote Electronic Monitoring

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 […]

27 January, 2021

A summary of the European Parliament’s Fisheries Committee vote on 25 January, with a focus on REM, “the only point that did not go forward in the vote on the commitments of the future Control Regulation”. The rapporteur for the report, MEP Clara Aguilera, affirms that the MEPs’ rejection of this compromise does not mean […]

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 […]

19 October, 2020

This in-depth piece examines the current revision of the EU fisheries control system within the wider history of overfishing in Europe — an issue that is now more than a century old. MEP Grace O’Sullivan is quoted on the use of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund to support integration of new technologies that would […]

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 […]

14 September, 2020

Undercurrent news summarises the key amendments the European Parliament’s Committee on the Environment (ENVI) voted in favour of on Friday, 11 September and looks ahead to the Fisheries Committee’s vote due later this autumn. Quotes from Vanya Vulperhorst, campaign director for illegal fishing and transparency at Oceana Europe, Katrin Poulsen, senior seafood policy officer at […]

11 September, 2020

The European Parliament’s Committee on the Environment (ENVI) has voted in favour of key steps to bring more transparency to fisheries activities and traceability to seafood supply chains. These amendments to the revision of the fisheries Control Regulation, the foundation for how fishing activities of the EU fleet are managed, mark a pivotal step to […]

9 September, 2020

Last year, New Zealand installed cameras on 20 fishing vessels in fishing areas of high risk of interaction with Māui dolphins, and began requiring electronic catch and position reporting for around 830 boats in the inshore fleet. Following this success, the government has announced that it is funding a detailed business case for the installation […]