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31 May, 2023

Five years after the first proposal for a new EU regulation to monitor fishing activities, the European Union’s institutions have finally concluded an agreement to bring about much-needed modernisation of rules to create a level-playing field for fishers. Environmental organisations, part of the EU Fisheries Control Coalition, welcome the benefits that this new Regulation will […]

16 February, 2023

Background TheFisheries Control Coalition is composed of nine NGOs working together to ensure transparent fisheries and traceable seafood supply chains in the EU. The coalition has been closely following the revision of the Fisheries Control Regulation (EC) No 1224/2009 and is actively involved in influencing its outcome.  The Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) objectives are to […]

22 November, 2022

Retailers, wholesalers and policymakers call for improved at-sea controls and a more robust traceability system covering all seafood products, to ensure legality at sea and throughout the supply chain, specifically supporting the use of CCTV aboard vessels and the digitalisation of catch documentation. Retailers and wholesalers backed the European Commission and MEP O’Sullivan in opposing […]

8 June, 2022

Concerned by persisting overfishing and the impact of fishing on endangered species, wildlife and marine ecosystems, 11 European wholesalers and retailers are speaking with one voice to call on EU Member States and the EU institutions to ensure sustainable fisheries management via their revision of the EU fisheries Control Regulation*. In a statement published ahead […]

29 October, 2021

Yesterday, the EU Fisheries Control Coalition delivered a joint statement to the European Commissioner for Environment, Oceans and Fisheries, Virginijus Sinkevičius, on the importance of securing a strong EU fisheries control law to fight illegal and unreported fishing. Signed by 30 organisations, the statement makes it clear that the current Control Regulation does not fulfil […]

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 […]