Ahead of trilogue negoations between the European Commission, European Parliament and the AGRIFISH Council beginning on the revision of the EU fisheries control system, this article looks back on the entire process, and does a deep dive on the issues of seafood traceability and supply chain transparency. Full article here (in Dutch).
The Fishing Daily summarises the EU Fisheries Control Coalition’s reaction to the EU AGRIFISH Council position on future fisheries controls, with commentary on the topics of Margin of Tolerance, sanctions, Remote Electronic Monitoring (REM), traceability, small-scale fisheries and transparency. Original article here
Undercurrent News covers the EU Fisheries Control Coalition’s reaction to the 28 June EU AGRIFISH Council position on the future of fisheries control. The article summarises the loopholes identified by the Coalition. Click here to read the full article (behind paywall).
Pesce in Rete: Agrifish, NGO: the possibility of a solid regulation on fisheries controls disappears
Pesce in Rete summaries the Agrifish Council position which was adopted on 28 June, 2021, and features reactions from the EU Fisheries Control Coalition on key topics of the Margin of Tolerance, Sanctions, Remote Electronic Monitoring, traceability, small-scale fisheries and transparency. Original article in Italian here.
Following today’s adoption of the EU AGRIFISH Council position on future fisheries controls, the EU Fisheries Control Coalition condemned the failure of ambition demonstrated by fisheries ministers. The Coalition urges fisheries ministers, the European Parliament and the European Commission, to make an urgent and determined effort during upcoming negotiations to ensure that fisheries management in […]
Ahead of the AGRIFISH Council conclusions on the revision of the EU fisheries Control System, this article summarises the history of the revision and calls for more improved and efficient rules on fisheries control and monitoring. The control of all fishing activity is clearly an opportunity for the fisheries administration, as it will allow to […]
SeafoodSource covers the call from 52 NGOs, retailers, seafood supply chain companies and academic groups to EU fisheries ministers to add bring onboard cameras and Remote Electronic Monitoring (REM) to fishing fleets to help prevent illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing. Full article here.
Isabelle Autissier, Honorary President of WWF-France, and Alain Bazot, President of UFC-Que Choisir, write about the importance of seafood traceability to support the fight against illegal fishing and for marine biodiversity conservation. They call on France’s Minister of the Sea, Annick Girardin, to support seafood traceability in the revision of the EU fisheries control system, as […]
Undercurrent News: Netherlands first EU member to favor cameras on all vessels ‘at risk of illegality’
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 […]
NRC OpEd: During the cabinet formation process, the future of our sea and fisheries is also at stake
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 […]