Transparency

10 August, 2022

A detailed study of seafood sold by Carrefour suggests profit yields in the store were lowest for the most-overfished species. The research found significant financial benefits to be gained from sustainable sourcing and transparent seafood supply chains. To help retailers assess the sustainability of their seafood products, a tool, the Seafood Sustainability Protocol, was developed […]

12 October, 2021

Undercurrent News covers the EU Fisheries Control Coalition’s reaction to proposals for increasing transparency of fishing control efforts and spend, which are currently being negotiated. The proposals from the European Commission, European Parliament and Council of Minsters were all evaluated in a scorecard, as seen below. The Coalition argues that increased transparency will allow stakeholders […]

28 September, 2021

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 […]

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 […]

4 June, 2021

Spanish chef Ángel León writes about the importance of transparency and efficient management of fisheries. He argues that Spain can secure this by supporting the consolidation of two key measures in the new fisheries Control Regulation: Remote Electronic Monitoring (REM) and the margin of tolerance (MOT). He calls on Minister Luis Planas to ensure Spain […]

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 […]