Undercurrent News summarises the legal challenge launched by ClientEarth and Low Impact Fishers of Europe against the Netherlands for failing to verify the quantity of fish brought to shore. The European Commission has in turn started an infringement procedure against the Netherlands for this breach of the EU fisheries Control Regulation. Original article here (behind […]
Undercurrent News reports that Dutch minister for fisheries, Carola Schouten, has said that she would be in favour of installing cameras on all fishing vessels deemed to be a risk for illegal practices, and not just those above a threshold length. Her remarks at the European Parliament make the Netherlands the first EU Member State […]
Desde la Coalición para el Control de la Pesca de la UE aplaudimos la decisión de la Comisión de abrir un procedimiento sancionador contra Francia por no controlar su flota pesquera internacional, y pedimos al Consejo que no legalice la infra-declaración de capturas. El miércoles 9 de junio, la Comisión Europea anunció el inicio de […]
La Coalition européenne pour le contrôle de la pêche se félicite de la décision de la Commission d’ouvrir une procédure d’infraction contre la France pour défaut de contrôle de sa flotte de pêche internationale, et appelle le Conseil à ne pas légaliser les déclarations de capture erronées. Le mercredi 9 juin, la Commission Européenne a […]
The EU Fisheries Control Coalition welcomes the Commission’s decision to open an infringement procedure against France for not controlling its international fishing fleet, and calls on the Council to not legalise misreporting of catches. On Wednesday 9th June, the European Commission announced the launch of an infringement procedure against France regarding the compliance of its […]
On World Ocean Day, the Irish Examiner explores how the revision of the EU’s Control Regulation “presents a “golden opportunity” to tackle many of the deficiencies that have led to Ireland’s current crisis” of having its fisheries control plan revoked. Original article here.
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 […]
SeafoodSource discusses the EU’s decision to cancel a derogation for Ireland on how the country’s catch is weighed and explores issues of how and where catches are weighed in Ireland. Nick Goetschalckx, ClientEarth Fisheries Lawyer and part of the EU Fisheries Control Coalition is criticises the proposed increase to the margin of tolerance in what […]
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).