Sean Parramore of the Environmental Justice Foundation and Marta Marrero Martin of The Nature Conservancy write about how the Dutch fisheries control system is failing to prevent illegal fishing practices and overfishing. As the Netherlands and other EU Member States will vote on the future Fisheries Control Regulation in May, the EU Fisheries Control Coalition […]
Agricultura e Mar summarises the EU Fisheries Control Coalition’s reaction to the outcomes of the European Parliament plenary vote on the revision of the EU fisheries control system. Original article here (in Portuguese).
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 […]
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 […]
Undercurrent News summarises the asks of the EU Fisheries Control Coalition ahead of the PECH Committee vote on amendments to the EU fisheries control system. Full article here (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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]