Yesterday, the EU Fisheries Control Coalition delivered a joint statement to the European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, Virginijus Sinkevičius, on the importance of securing a strong EU fisheries control law to fight illegal and unreported fishing. Signed by 30 organisations, the statement makes it clear that the current Control Regulation does not fulfil […]
Reacting to the European Commission citing both France and Spain for their failure to comply with their commitments on fisheries controls and enforcement of the landing obligation – the EU’s ban on throwing back fish caught at sea – the EU Fisheries Control Coalition today called on the governments of both countries to address the […]
The Fishing Daily summarises the EU Fisheries Control Coalition’s reaction to the EU AGRIFISH Council position on future fisheries controls, with commentary on the topics of Margin of Tolerance, sanctions, Remote Electronic Monitoring (REM), traceability, small-scale fisheries and transparency. Original article here
Industrias Pesqueras breaks down the AGRIFISH Council position by topic, with commentary from the EU Fisheries Control Coalition on the poor results. While the Commission sees some of the measures adopted by the EU Fisheries Ministers in their agreement on the future EU Fisheries Control Regulation as ” unacceptable ” , in the opinion of […]
Pesce in Rete summaries the Agrifish Council position which was adopted on 28 June, 2021, and features reactions from the EU Fisheries Control Coalition on key topics of the Margin of Tolerance, Sanctions, Remote Electronic Monitoring, traceability, small-scale fisheries and transparency. Original article in Italian here.
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).
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 […]
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 […]
72 civil society organisations from the EU and across the globe have called on Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to end secrecy around how fishing activities are controlled and sanctioned in a crucial vote to be taken in the Fisheries Committee on 26 January 2021. In a letter sent to all MEPs, the signatories, including the […]
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 […]