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 […]
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 […]
Der Spiegel summarises the decision of EU agriculture ministers to reduce the maximum quantities allowed for fisheries in the Baltic Sea in 2021. Catches of western herring will be reduced by half, while eastern Baltic cod remain off-limits to allow the species to recover. Catch quotas of western cod and plaice, however, will have a […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Europa Azul presents a summary of the EU Fisheries Control Coalition’s work. It focuses on the Coalition’s ambition to secure sustainable seafood, as well as to ensure better support for small-scale and artisanal fishing. Click here to read the full article (in Spanish).