News & Publications

27 October, 2020

A new report produced by the EU Fisheries Control Coalition calls for greater visibility of the small-scale fisheries (SSF) sector, and highlights the facts and benefits of installing electronic tracking and catch reporting systems onboard smaller vessels. By showcasing recent projects from across Europe where these systems are already operating successfully, the report demonstrates how […]

22 October, 2020

Der Spiegel summarises the decision of EU agriculture ministers to reduce the maximum quantities allowed for fisheries in the Baltic Sea in 2021. Catches of western herring will be reduced by half, while eastern Baltic cod remain off-limits to allow the species to recover. Catch quotas of western cod and plaice, however, will have a […]

19 October, 2020

This in-depth piece examines the current revision of the EU fisheries control system within the wider history of overfishing in Europe — an issue that is now more than a century old. MEP Grace O’Sullivan is quoted on the use of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund to support integration of new technologies that would […]

15 September, 2020

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 […]

14 September, 2020

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 […]

14 September, 2020

Undercurrent news summarises the key amendments the European Parliament’s Committee on the Environment (ENVI) voted in favour of on Friday, 11 September and looks ahead to the Fisheries Committee’s vote due later this autumn. Quotes from Vanya Vulperhorst, campaign director for illegal fishing and transparency at Oceana Europe, Katrin Poulsen, senior seafood policy officer at […]

11 September, 2020

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 […]

9 September, 2020

Last year, New Zealand installed cameras on 20 fishing vessels in fishing areas of high risk of interaction with Māui dolphins, and began requiring electronic catch and position reporting for around 830 boats in the inshore fleet. Following this success, the government has announced that it is funding a detailed business case for the installation […]

4 August, 2020

Summarising the Coalition’s recent event on Remote Electronic Monitoring (REM), which brought together representatives from government, industry and civil society, Industrious Pesqueras presents a comprehensive overview of the Coalition’s work to ensure transparent fisheries and traceable seafood supply chains in the EU. Concrete outcomes the Coalition is working towards from the revision of the Control Regulation include strengthening monitoring […]