Open letter from NGOs asks French presidency to support a strong and ambitious revision of the Control Regulation

Date: 21 February 2022

ClientEarth, the Environmental Justice Foundation, Oceana, Our Fish, Sciaena, Seas at Risk and WWF have sent a letter to French Fisheries minister Annick Girardin asking them to ensure stronger rules are set to accurately report how much seafood is landed in ports, better monitor what is happening at sea and efficiently deter illegal fishing activities.

As the EU Fisheries Control Regulation is being revised, the NGOs call on France to use its French presidency mandate to reach a strong and ambitious agreement – failing to do so would jeopardise the objectives of the Common Fisheries Policy to end overfishing and undermine the power of our ocean to mitigate climate change.